In and Out of Our Right Minds: The Mental Health of African American Women

In and Out of Our Right Minds: The Mental Health of African American Women

by Diane Brown, Verna Keith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231113781

ISBN-13: 9780231113786

Pub. Date: 09/24/2003

Publisher: Columbia University Press

In addition to mental health professionals, researchers and practitioners in other health fields, social work, and the social sciences analyze the scientific data and address issues relevant to their colleagues, to policy makers, and to African American women themselves. They find that reality lies somewhere between the literary and media representations of African

Overview

In addition to mental health professionals, researchers and practitioners in other health fields, social work, and the social sciences analyze the scientific data and address issues relevant to their colleagues, to policy makers, and to African American women themselves. They find that reality lies somewhere between the literary and media representations of African American women as stable and resilient pillars of their communities, and the many, many elements of stress they endured that conventional wisdom says should make them all crazy as loons. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231113786
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/24/2003
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction 1. A Conceptual Model of Mental Well-Being for African American Women, by Diane R. BrownPart II. Mental Health and Mental Illness Among African American Women 2. The Epidemiology of Mental Disorders and Mental Health Among African American Women, by Diane R. Brown and Verna M. Keith3. Changing their Minds: Drug Abuse and Addiction in Black Women, by Lula A. BeattyPart III. Race, Gender, and Cultural Influences on the Mental Well-Being of African American Women 4. (Dis)Respected and (Dis)Regarded: Experiences of Racism and Psychological Distress, by Diane R. Brown, Verna M. Keith, and James S. Jackson5. Violence and Mental Health, by Evelyn L. Barbee6. Color Matters: The Importance of Skin Tone for African American Women's Self-Concept in Black and White America, by Verna M. Keith and Maxine S. ThompsonPart IV. Social Roles, Social Statuses, and the Mental Well-Being of African American Women 7. Intimate Relationships and Psychological Well-Being, by M. Belinda Tucker8. Low-Income Single Black Mothers: The Influence of Nonresident Fathers' Presence on Mental Well-Being, by Aurora P. Jackson9. Sho' Me the Money: The Relationship Between Social Class and Mental Health Among Married Black Women, by Pamela B. Jackson10. Life Ain't Been No Crystal Stair: Employment, Job Conditions, and Life Satisfaction Among African American Women, by Anna L. Riley and Verna M. Keith11. Multiple Social Roles and Multiple Stressors for Black Women, by Diane R. Brown and Donna L. CochranPart V. Keeping On. Keeping On 12. Keeping the Faith: Religion, Stress, and Psychological Well-Being Among African American Women, by Karen D. Lincoln and Linda M. Chatters13. The Benefits and Costs of Social Support for African American Women, by Beverly A. Gray and Verna M. Keith14. Patterns of Mental Health Services Utilization Among Black Women, by Cleopatra H. CaldwellPart VI. Conclusion 15. In and Out of Our Right Minds: Strengths, Vulnerabilities, and the Mental Well-being of African American Women, by Verna M. Keith

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