- Hardcover: 132 pages
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 4, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1442230312
- ISBN-13: 978-1442230316
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.6 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,823,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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African Americans and Depression: Signs, Awareness, Treatments, and Interventions
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This book will help readers follow practical steps in their journey to triumph over the “blues” and mental health despair. Beautifully written, it also sensitizes clergy, health, and mental health providers to develop more culturally competent understanding of and practice with African Americans with depression. This book is destined to be a treasured resource for hope and assistance. (Katharine Briar-Lawson, University at Albany)
This is the book that I have been waiting for! African Americans and Depression combines the best of a self-help book, a resource for therapist, and the social, political and economic context for depression which is essential for African Americans living with clinical depression. Accessible, informative and challenging, African Americans and Depression invites clinicians to widen our lens and track the external forces which trigger and maintain depressive states in our clients. A client once told me that her challenge was dealing with her oppression and her depression. This book provides crucial information to address clinical depression in the context of oppression. (Vanessa Jackson, LCSW, author of In Our Own Voice: African American Stories of Oppression, Survival and Recovery in Mental Health Systems; Therapist in Private Practice, Atlanta, GA)
About the Author
Julia F. Hastings, MSW, PhD, is assistant professor in the Schools of Public Health and Social Welfare at the University at Albany, SUNY. Her research focuses on the interrelationships between race, mental health outcomes, health conditions, risk and protective factors, and poverty. Hastings has published on culturally competent research methods within African American communities, welfare participation, depression, and body weight. She is a nationally recognized researcher and leads two research projects on diabetes and depression service utilization among African Americans.
Lani V. Jones, MSW,PhD, is an associate professor at the University at Albany, SUNY in the School of Social Welfare. Jones’s research has focused on the use of group work in enhancing psychosocial competence among Black women. She is the author and co-author of several articles and book chapters, including Culturally responsive group work with black women (2011) and A group experimental investigation of psychosocial competence among black college women (2009). She is also leading two research projects on Health and mental health outcomes among Black women. Jones is a nationally recognized speaker on mental health practice interventions and has served on numerous national, state and local health, human, and social service boards towards the advancement of social justice for Black women and their families.
Pamela P. Martin, PhD, is the associate dean in the College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology and pofessor in the Department of Psychology at Prairie View A&M University. She served as the Department of Psychology at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). Before working at NCCU, she was a tenured associate professor at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Dr. Martin was the first African American female tenured in the Department of Psychology at NCSU in 2009. For her outreach efforts in the Raleigh-Durham areas in 2008, Dr. Martin was inducted into the Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension and Engagement at NCSU.
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