Perceived mental healthcare barriers and health-seeking behavior of African-American caregivers of adolescents with mental health disorders.

This study explores African-American caregiver perceptions of barriers to mental health care for adolescents with mental health disorders. We sought to understand how these perceptions influence African-American caregiver mental health-seeking behavior. This qualitative study utilized semi-structured interviews using a grounded theory approach to identify common themes describing experiences of African-American caregivers accessing mental health care for their adolescents. Previous caregiver experiences with mental illness, perceptions of social support, early intervention by educators and extrinsic behavior requiring medication compliance affected caregiver decision-making. Stigma associated with mental illness was a potential barrier to access to mental health care. Financial barriers that prevent access to care and an overall belief that mental health may not be as important as other issues was not identified as affecting health-seeking behaviors for mental health care. Caregivers who struggled with mental health issues themselves recognized these in adolescents and sought mental healthcare services. Caregiver previous experiences with mental healthcare services influenced their decision-making. Healthcare provider ability to engage adolescents, caregivers, and support systems increases the possibilities for positive experiences and continuation of treatment. PMID: 30917089 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Related Links:

The aim of this study is to examine the longitudinal relationships between cyberbullying perpetration, mindfulness, and depression among Chinese adolescents. The participants in our study included 1390 high school students who were randomly selected from s...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
OBJECTIVE: Severe behavioural issues such as impulsive action and suicide have since long been associated with low levels of cholesterol. While it is known that cholesterol plays a role in neural development and hence low levels of serum lipids could have ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
This study aimed to clarify the seasonal variation effects on tot...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
AIM: Suicide trends in older adults were examined in Italy from 1980 to 2015. Age groups considered were 65-74  years, 75-84 and 85 + years. METHODS: Data on suicide deaths were obtained from the Italian Mortality Database (IMDB) collected by t...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Identifying brain alterations that contribute to suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs) are important to develop more targeted and effective strategies to prevent suicide. In the last decade, and especially in the last 5 years, there has been exponential g...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Suicidal behaviours are a challenge for a medical system and public health, partly due to the current lack of evidence-based, effective, rapid tools for suicidal crisis management. Ketamine and its enantiomer esketamine have raised hopes...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news
After the launch of governmental financial support for the development of a regional suicide prevention programme, 'Emergency Fund to Enhance Community-Based Suicide Countermeasure' in 2009, suicide mortality rates in Japan have decreased from 25.7 (in 200...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: As the rates of suicidal behaviors continue to rise, research is needed that can facilitate prevention. The present study therefore examined whether a modifiable process, dysfunctional regulation of sadness (maladaptive mood repair), predicts a...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with a history of suicide attempt in medical students. METHODS: A web-based survey was sent out to A SAMPLE OF MEDICAL STUDENTS. A multi-predictor Poisson regression was performed to identify factors associ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news
Lipopolysaccharides are pro-inflammation mediators that can induce inflammation in the serum, hippocampus, and cortex of animals. And lipopolysaccharide-induced neuroinflammatory state resulted in significant depression-like behaviors, including reduced lo...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
More News: Depression | Health Management | Men | Nurses | Nursing | Study