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A Person-Centered Approach to Increase the Uptake of Mental Health Services among Young Black Men

VanHook, Cortney R (2023) A Person-Centered Approach to Increase the Uptake of Mental Health Services among Young Black Men. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This dissertation explored young Black men’s experiences as mental health consumers. The study examined how intersecting factors such as cultural attitudes, gender norms, and developmental stage (i.e., transition to adulthood) in addition to experiences of racism affect perception of need for and uptake of mental health services among this population at elevated risk for poor health and social outcomes. Drawing on the Public Health Critical Race Framework as a conceptual model, the study explored factors that facilitate or serve as barriers to young Black men accessing and using mental health care. Semi structured interviews with 8 young Black men were analyzed with a two-step process: thematic analysis followed by an interpretative phenomenological analysis to identify both explicit and latent content. Large gaps in research remain in understanding the mechanisms for the well-recognized mental health disparities among young Black men.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
VanHook, Cortney Rcortney.vanhook@pitt.eduCRV160000-0001-6556-8578
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairOhmer, Marymlo51@pitt.eduMLO51
Committee MemberFiguereo, Victorvfiguere@pitt.eduvfiguere
Committee MemberJones, Nevnevjones@pitt.edunevjones
Committee MemberMiller, Elizabethelizabeth.miller@chp.eduelizabeth.miller
Date: 2 August 2023
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 12 June 2023
Approval Date: 2 August 2023
Submission Date: 17 June 2023
Access Restriction: 2 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 2 years.
Number of Pages: 174
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Social Work > Social Work
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: young Black men, unmet mental health need, racism, gender attitudes, access to care, receipt of services, health inequity
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2023 20:06
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 20:06

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