This practical book helps readers provide effective mental, emotional, and behavioral health services to clients across the continuum of care, from health promotion through long-term treatment and remediation. Anchoring each chapter within a life stage—from childhood through older adulthood—the text identifies the nature and origin of various psychological issues and emphasizes the importance of anticipating and responding early to concerns that arise for large portions of the population. The Second Edition features new chapters and expanded coverage of important topics, such as sociocultural contextual factors and interprofessional health perspectives.
Chapter 11: Health Disparities and Help-Seeking Behavior Among Boys
Differential health outcomes, including mortality, are evident between men and women worldwide; however, boys (particularly racial/ethnic minorities and socioeconomically disadvantaged groups) have significantly poorer health in the United States (Bharmal, Tseng, Kaplan, & Wong, 2012; Williams, 2003). Given the development of variables that impact health disparities (i.e., help seeking, stigma, gender roles) that occur in boys, it is vital to understand these dynamics. It is also important to understand the context of systemic barriers such as access to and quality of health care that may lead to health disparities for boys and men.
This chapter includes a review of ...