Barriers to mental health care access in an African American population.

  title={Barriers to mental health care access in an African American population.},
  author={Vicki P Hines-Martin and Mary Malone and Sanggil Kim and Ada Brown-Piper},
  journal={Issues in mental health nursing},
  volume={24 3},
Emphasis has been placed on understanding the mental health disparities that exist within minority populations in the United States. Disparities are of particular importance when examining access to services. This paper reports findings from a NINR-funded qualitative study that examined the barriers to mental health care service use in an African American low-income population. Barriers were identified at three levels--Individual, Environmental, and Institutional. Fourteen barrier categories… CONTINUE READING

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