African American Population Resources

A Meta-Study of Black Male Mental Health and Well-Being

This study aggregates and interprets available qualitative data to understand the mental health and well-being needs of Black men. It provides theoretical perspectives and implications for clinical practice and research.

Exploring the Impact of Race on Mental Health Service Utilization Among African Americans and Whites With Severe Mental Illness

This cross-sectional study used the Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations to examine the impact of African American race on mental health service utilization among individuals with severe mental illness.

Disparities in Alcohol-Related Problems Among White, Black, and Hispanic Americans

This study assesses racial/ethnic disparities in negative social consequences of drinking and alcohol dependence symptoms among White, Black, and Hispanic Americans, and examines how heavy alcohol consumption patterns and social disadvantage account for observed disparities.

Cultural competence in outpatient substance abuse treatment: Measurement and relationship to wait time and retention

Effective implementation of culturally competent practices is dependent on organizational practices. This study used a nationally representative sample of outpatient substance abuse treatment programs to examine organizational practices and managers’ culturally sensitive beliefs relationship with wait time and retention in OSAT organizations that treat Latinos and African American clients.

The Grady Nia Project: A Culturally Competent Intervention for Low-Income, Abused, and Suicidal African American Women (PDF)

This article provides background information between intimate partner violence and suicidal behavior and then describes an innovative culturally competent intervention for abused and suicidal low-income African American women.

Suicidal, abused African American women’s response to a culturally informed intervention (PDF)

This research article describes a randomized study examining the efficacy of a culturally informed intervention for abused, suicidal, low-income women.

Perceived Racism and Mental Health Among Black American Adults: A Meta-Analytic Review (PDF)

This meta-analysis finds an association between racism and mental health among Black Americans and discusses implications for research and practice.


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