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Recommendations for the Use of Online Social Support for African American Men.
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PMID:  22924797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
African American men face greater psychosocial stressors than African American women and men of other racial and ethnic groups, which place them at higher risk for psychological distress. Yet, research suggests that African Americans are less likely to utilize professional mental health services because of their mistrust of the health care system and their need for more specialized and innovative services. Supplemental resources aimed at positive coping and social support for African American men may reduce the likelihood that they experience psychological distress, which could lead to more severe mental disorders. This article proposes the use of online social support for African American men who are in early, nonsevere stages of psychological distress. We examine the unique experiences of African American men, discuss distress among this underserved group, and finally, offer recommendations for achieving an online community for African American men. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
Authors:
Daphne C Watkins; S Olivia Jefferson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological services     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1939-148X     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Serv     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101214316     Medline TA:  Psychol Serv     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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