African American women living with mental disorders: factors associated with help seeking from professional services and informal supports.

@article{Sosulski2013AfricanAW,
  title={African American women living with mental disorders: factors associated with help seeking from professional services and informal supports.},
  author={Marya R Sosulski and Amanda Toler Woodward},
  journal={Social work in public health},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={660-71}
}
This study utilized data from the National Survey of American Life to investigate the use of professional services and informal support among Black women with a lifetime mood, anxiety, or substance use disorder. Forty-seven percent combined professional services and informal support, 14% relied on professional services only, 2% used informal support only, and 16% did not seek help. Co-occurring disorders, recent episodes, social networks, marital status, age, and level of education were… CONTINUE READING

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