In and Out of Our Right Minds by Diane Brown
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In and Out of Our Right Minds
By Diane Brown

In and Out of Our Right Minds

The Mental Health of African American Women

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In and Out of Our Right Minds by Diane Brown

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231113793
ISBN-10: 023111379X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 157mm x 18mm)
Pages: 396
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Diane Brown

Diane R. Brown is executive director of the Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Verna M. Keith is chair and associate professor of sociology at Arizona State University.

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