Outline.docx - Milestone Three Final Project Outline Tatiana Omari Psychology 224 Research Investigation Professor Jason Etchegaray Southern New

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Milestone Three: Final Project Outline Tatiana Omari Psychology 224: Research Investigation Professor Jason Etchegaray Southern New Hampshire University October 06, 2019
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Introduction A. Topic/ Importance “Mental Illness in the African American Community: How Stigma, Culture, and Beliefs Contribute to the Growing Epidemic”. This topic is important because both the African American and mentally ill population are very marginalized groups within our society. When put together we have a subpopulation of the most shunned, ignored and untreated individuals. While it is important to look at this phenomenon from the perspective of our society. It’s important to figure out what role the community plays in establishing how their mentally ill members are viewed, treated, and approached. B. Article Summary/ Critiques “An Early History-African American Mental Health” By Vernellia R. Randall. Explains the history of mental illness within the community. Randall, explains the sufficient of slavery, scientific racism, and amongst many other psychological occurrences. Well this article doesn’t convey a sense of the African American perspective it does provide a historical outlook of how some of these beliefs came about. Y “Black & African America Communities and Mental Health” Is an article that showcase the prevalence of mental illness within the black community. This article also helps with providing statistical evidence about socioeconomic status. historical impacts and feelings of hopelessness. This article would help me establish the statistical background regarding this issue.
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“Psychosocial, socio-cultural and environmental influences on mental health help- seeking among African American men” By Kisha Holden, Brain McGregor, Hairston Starla Blanks and Carlos Mahaffey. Address the social determinats that are unique to African American Men. Such as: self-stigma, environmental stigma, and masculinity norms. This article would help in touching on the issue of gender while establishing some of the ingrained issues all African American face. Mental Illness Knowledge, Stigma, Help-Seeking Behaviors, Spirituality and the African American Church by Neely-Fairbanks, S. Y., Rojas-Guyler, L., Nabors, L., & Banjo, O. (2018). Explains the knowledge, stigma, and help-seeking behaviors concerning mental illness within the African American community. As well as the role the church have in this dynamic. This article would help me establish the role of the church in supporting the mentally ill within the community
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