Whaley, A. L. (2004). Ethnicity/Race, paranoia, and hospitalization for mental health problems among men. American Journal of Public Health, 94(1), 78-81.
A study testing the hypothesis that Black men with high levels of distrust (i.e., mild paranoia) are at greater risk of hospitalization for mental health problems than their White counterparts is presented. The results indicate that Black men’s lack of trust regarding the mental health system may cause them not to seek services. Factors critical to increasing their trust are acknowledgment of racial biases in the mental health system and sincere efforts to eliminate racial disparities in mental health treatment.
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