Statistics Show Depression More Prevalent in African Americans, Reasons Why – Mental Health America
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“According to the US HHS Office of Minority Health :
- Adult Black/African Americans are 20 percent more likely to report serious psychological distress than adult whites.
- Adult Black/African Americans living below poverty are three times more likely to report serious psychological distress than those living above poverty.
- Adult Black/African Americans are more likely to have feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness than are adult whites.
- And while Black/African Americans are less likely than white people to die from suicide as teenagers, Black/African Americans teenagers are more likely to attempt suicide than are white teenagers (8.3 percent v. 6.2 percent).”
Article from Mental Health America covering in detail the increased prevalence of depression in African American communities and what the causes are.
- Black & African American Communities and Mental Health
- Mental Health America
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