Although, studies of attitudes and beliefs specific to African American women are scarce, a recent qualitative study of African American women 's beliefs about depression found the women believed they were not susceptible to depression (Waite & Killian, 2008). They believed that an individual develops depression due to having a “weak mind, poor health, a troubled spirit, and lack of self-love” (Ward, Heidrich p. 189). The amount of resources to get help is low. African American women 's use of mental health services also may be influenced by barriers, including access (inaccessible location, transportation problems, lack of health insurance, and poverty), availability of services (few opportunities for group counseling and in-home services), social issues (lack of childcare), poor quality of care (limited access to culturally competent clinicians and case management), and cultural matching (few opportunities to work with racial and ethnic minority clinicians; Cristancho, Garces, Peters, & Mueller, 2008; Miranda et al., 2003; Tidwell,
This may cause suspicion and confusion and may further dissuade people from seeking professional help, preferring to keep to their traditional practices. E.g. African Americans are encouraged to rely on themselves and their will power rather than seek help from outside sources (Browman, 1996). Native Americans believe that sickness is the result of disharmony with oneself, community and nature, and thus mental health services would not be of much use, since they rarely focus on these aspects of one’s life (Tolman and Reedy, 1998). Besides influencing our perception of mental illness, culture also influences whether or not people seek treatment, and who they decide to seek treatment from.
A study was found that one third of inpatient adolescents had problematic body image concerns. Author Jennifer Kittler says, ‘This is important because distressing and impairing body image concerns appear to be very prevalent among adolescents with psychiatric illnesses and are related to a higher degree of distress’. Many people do not understand how bad this can
Substance Abuse “Studies suggest that up to 33% of the LGBTQI population have difficulty controlling their drug or alcohol use, compared to 3-10% of the heterosexual population” (Leible, 2012). Like Chris and Chris, the entire community of LGBT have an increased risk of drug and alcohol
Sometimes people see “women as fearful, sometimes peaceful… but they never portray women as mindless, helpless, simple, or oppressed.” (2.) She is trying to say that all women are complex and different in their own individual way. Her primary support for this claim is ethos, which she builds by sharing the many memories she has growing up as a half breed American Indian
The main theme in the text is Janie`s search for self-identity as she undergoes many life and identity changing experiences. However, she lives as though she is somehow a hybrid and at the same time an African American. It was a major challenge to her as she exemplifies double consciousness. Janie discovers that she is different from others when one of the white children comes across her photo, “So when we looked at the picture and everybody got pointed out there wasn’t anybody left except a real dark little girl with long hair… Dat’s where Ah wuz s’possed to be… so Ah ast, ‘where is me? Ah don’t see me.’…’dat’s you, Alphabet, don’t you know yo’ ownself?...
Do African American people still face racial discrimination for getting a job or even getting their basic rights in The United States of America? Many incidents in our daily life prove that African American still faces discrimination than white people faces. According to the poll from the public religion research institute, “Over 85% people still feel that African American people get discriminated to get the basic rights. But not many white people agree to this. Only 49% of the white people believes that African American does not face racial discrimination at any place”(www.CNN.com).
This opinion may not express multiple perspectives and reactions and as a result, we are limited in what we know of people’s experiences at the time. Source I: Womanist Theology and Ethics https://search.proquest.com/openview/4812a9ca466512e0330411faa8b783a0/1?pg-origsite=gscholar&cbl=1821483 Summary: This source evaluates the initial contributions of Anna Julia Cooper to the womanist thought. Her motivation came with her need for Black women to begin expressing herself. Cooper was critical of white men and women as well as black men in the way that they silenced the Black female voice. Source 9: Black Feminist Studies: The Case of Anna Julia Cooper https://muse.jhu.edu/article/388643/summary Summary: This source speaks of the emergence of black feminist studies in the 1970s.
In the NEAI is states that males were the most common perpetrators of physical abuse at 62.6%, emotional abuse 60.1% and financial exlploitation 59.0% it was only in cases of neglect where women were slightly more frequent abusers at 54.4%. The age category of most abusers is within 41-59 age group. One third of abusers were in fact elderly themselves, being 60 and over. The study also showed that family members were the bausers in 89.7% of incidences elder abuse. Adult children represent the largest group of abusers, the second largest group on perpetrators were spouses at 19.3% then neighbours and in-home service providers come in at 1.4%.
Her mother, being an artist and college professor had high expectations and insisted that she pursue a career. However, she rebelled and they both agreed that she be sent to a home for delinquent girls. Though distinctly different the girls in age and familial background, it was here that she had a revelatory experience and decided to become a feminist. This is because she had a fairly privileged background and this experience exposed her to girls who were in significantly disadvantaged circumstances. Their stories, she felt, were the indirect result of the oppression of Black women at that time.