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Title In and out of our right minds : the mental health of African American women / edited by Diane R. Brown and Verna M. Keith.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.

Subject African American women -- Mental health.
African Americans -- psychology.
African Americans -- statistics and numerical data.
Mental Health.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Alt Name Robinson-Brown, Diane.
Keith, Verna.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 301 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Annotation African American women have commonly been portrayed as "pillars" of their communities -- resilient mothers, sisters, wives, and grandmothers who remain steadfast in the face of all adversities. While these portrayals imply that African American women have few psychological problems, the scientific literature and demographic data present a different picture. They reveal that African American women are at increased risk for psychological distress because of factors that disproportionately affect them, including lower incomes, greater poverty and unemployment, unmarried motherhood, racism, and poor physical health. Yet at the same time, rates of mental illness are low. This invaluable book is the first comprehensive examination of the contradictions between the strengths and vulnerabilities of this population. Using the contexts of race, gender, and social class, In and Out of Our Right Minds challenges the traditional notions of mental health and mental illness as they apply to African American women.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Conceptual Model of Mental Well-Being for African American Women / Diane R. Brown -- 2. Epidemiology of Mental Disorders and Mental Health Among African American Women / Diane R. Brown / Verna M. Keith -- 3. Changing their Minds: Drug Abuse and Addiction in Black Women / Lula A. Beatty -- 4. (Dis)Respected and (Dis)Regarded: Experiences of Racism and Psychological Distress / Diane R. Brown / Verna M. Keith / James S. Jackson / Lawrence E. Gary -- 5. Violence and Mental Health / Evelyn L. Barbee -- 6. Color Matters: The Importance of Skin Tone for African American Women's Self-Concept in Black and White America / Verna M. Keith / Maxine S. Thompson -- 7. Intimate Relationships and Psychological Well-Being / M. Belinda Tucker -- 8. Low-Income Single Black Mothers: The Influence of Nonresident Fathers' Presence on Mental Well-Being / Aurora P. Jackson -- 9. Sho' Me the Money: The Relationship Between Social Class and Mental Health Among Married Black Women / Pamela B. Jackson -- 10. Life Ain't Been No Crystal Stair: Employment, Job Conditions, and Life Satisfaction Among African American Women / Anna L. Riley / Verna M. Keith -- 11. Multiple Social Roles and Multiple Stressors for Black Women / Donna L. Cochran / Diane R. Brown -- 12. Keeping the Faith: Religion, Stress, and Psychological Well-Being Among African American Women / Karen D. Lincoln / Linda M. Chatters -- 13. Benefits and Costs of Social Support for African American Women / Verna M. Keith / Beverly A. Gray -- 14. Patterns of Mental Health Services Utilization Among Black Women / Cleopatra H. Caldwell -- 15. In and Out of Our Right Minds: Strengths, Vulnerabilities, and the Mental Well-Being of African American Women / Verna M. Keith.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0231113781 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780231113786 (cloth ; alk. paper)
023111379X (paper ; alk. paper)
9780231113793 (paper ; alk. paper)
0231509006 (electronic bk.)
9780231509008 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 216947064
Additional Format Print version: In and out of our right minds. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003 (DLC) 2003046005