EVIDENCE FOR THE FIELD
Depression in African American Men: A Review of What We Know and Where We Need to Go From Here Authors: Earlise Ward and Maigenete Mengesha
Purpose: To identify prevalence of depression, risk factors, treatment-seeking behaviors, and treatment-seeking barriers in African American men
Methods: 19 empirical studies, written over a 25-year span, were reviewed.
Results: Prevalence of depression among African American men ranged from 5% to 10%. Furthermore, African American men faced a number of risk factors and demonstrated low use of mental health services.
Conclusions: Currently, an insufficient amount of research studies focus on the relationship between black men and mental health. More work needs to be done to address mental health disparities between white and African American men.