Do Black Men have Mental Issues ?

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Titus Young has head issues

Titus Young, whose three arrests in a week raised concern for his mental health, reportedly admitted to a former teammate that he has problems and "wants to get cured."

"He's aware of the situation that he's dealing with and he showed me a paper and we went over it and I looked over it, and I understand it," Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch told the Detroit Free Press . "A lot of people laugh about it and ke-ke-ke about it, but it's real. He has head issues, and the Titus Young when he came in as a rookie and the Titus Young now is two different people.

"It's kind of like when you look at him, he's looking through you. It's different. You can tell there's something going on in his mind, in his head, and I hope that he can get help."

Tulloch said Young opened up to him during a chance meeting on a flight from Miami to Detroit. He said the former wide receiver discussed his disorder, which Tulloch declined to reveal.

"He has a problem," Tulloch said. "Ain't no question about it. We had some long discussions and he showed me some things and I was like,'All right.' The fact that before he didn't realize it, now he realizes it."

On May 5, Young was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, and then arrested again the same day for trying to take his car from a tow yard in Moreno Valley, Calif. The 23-year-old was arrested a third time on May 12, for allegedly breaking into a San Clemente home. He also is charged with trying to rob a gas station. He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Young remains jailed in Orange County, Calif., on $25,000 bond. He faces up to 7 1/2 years in jail on charges of burglary, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest, and prosecutors in Riverside County are weighing whether to charge him in the other two arrests.

According to Riverside County court documents, the mother of his 8-month-old son, Marjani Maldonado, filed for a permanent restraining order against him on Thursday, citing a threat of domestic violence. In the filing, Maldonado claims that Young threatened and harassed her at her Moreno Valley home.

"He would say things like,'I understand why O.J.[Simpson] killed his wife.' He says,'We're always gonna be a family,'" the filing states, as reported by The Riverside Press-Enterprise . "He got mad and yelled at my neighbors and tried to fight multiple people that he doesn't even know."

Maldonado said Young is not mentally well, which his father also said after the arrests.

"Titus Young Sr. has been clinically diagnosed with a mental disorder, and I am afraid of what he is capable of doing," the restraining order request states. "He also has been in a mental help facility more than once and still believes that he does not have a problem."

In the court filing, Maldonado claims that Young often would begin inexplicably talking to himself and would go on walks without returning home. She also accuses Young of taking their son to San Diego without telling her, which led her to file a missing persons report.

Young's father, Richard, told the Free Press his son has suffered from mental illness since suffering a concussion in 2011 and was prescribed the antidepressant Seroquel, which is used to treat bipolar disorders and schizophrenia. He said Young has sought treatment at several outpatient facilities.

"I hope they just forgive Titus because this ain't none of Titus; it wasn't none of his fault," he told The Free Press. "I look at my son right now, I don't see my son. That's not my son. I know my son."

Young was a standout for the Lions after being drafted in 2011 but was benched for detrimental conduct last season and then released.

NESN and The Associated Press contributed to this report
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Do you date a Black man that Blows Up and Go's Off over anything ?

He may have Mental Issues !
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Does your black man act up like he has mental health issues ?

Does he go off without a reason ?

Dose he act like a child and he's 40 ?

If he does he may have Mental Issues
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May 20, 2013
 
Women that date and marry a man must be aware of the "Metal health" of the man they date. Most men can hide it but in time it well come out if you know what to look for.

His Temper has allot to do with Metal issues. If your man go's off easy this is a sure signs that he has a problem.

If he acts up and go's away for awhile he maybe having a Metal issue.

Women must keep a open mind when falling in love with any man. Don't let love keep you blind to what is going on.
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May 20, 2013
 
Demographics Influence Mental Health in Black Males

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on June 11, 2011

Demographics Influence Mental Health in Black Males Researchers have discovered demographic factors significantly affect mental health concerns among black men.

Researchers from the University of Michigan and University of Southern California determined advanced age was linked to better mental health status as older men had fewer depressive symptoms, lower levels of psychological distress and lower odds of having a major depressive disorder than their younger counterparts.

Unfortunately, a lower socioeconomic standing including lower levels of education, unemployment and poverty were associated with poorer mental health status.

Researchers used data from 1,271 African American men from the National Survey of American Life: Coping with Stress in the 21st Century.

The study examined three types of mental health issues: depressive symptoms, serious psychological distress and major depressive disorders among black men.

Positive findings include the discovery that only one out of 20 respondents reported major depressive disorder during the previous 12-month period, and nearly 10 percent reported having had the disorder at some point over the course of their lives.

Further, 3 percent of men indicated the presence of serious psychological distress, while 6 percent had significant levels of depressive symptoms. Overall, these prevalence rates are relatively low compared to non-Hispanic whites.

Other findings indicate that married men and Southerners had lower odds of 12-month and lifetime major depressive disorder than men in the North Central region and those who were previously married (separated, widowed or divorced).

Researchers interpret the findings suggest life circumstances are meaningful for the mental health of black men.

Source: University of Michigan
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According to the American Association of Suicidology, the rate of suicide among black men ages 15-24 increased 83 percent in the '80s to early '90s. While the rate has fallen since, suicide is still the third leading cause of death among young black men, who are seven times as likely to commit suicide as black women
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Obama: There's no longer time for excuses for black men.
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May 20, 2013
 
The Inimitable Axe wrote:
It's not a "mental health" issue. That's just (another) excuse for their puerile behavior.
Black "men" are just fxcking stupid and immature.
What makes a Man do what he does ?
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May 21, 2013
 
http://www.families.com/blog/mental-health-an...

Mental Health and Young Black Men

Posted on June 14, 2011 by Tina Weber

While working in the prison system in Florida as a therapist over 50% of my caseload were black men. We could spend days discussing the issues contributing to that number, but in the prison I was most concerned with why the person who was sitting in front of me needed my services. Historically, black men were not “allowed” to experience mental health issues. There have been books written about the social stigma of mental illness in the black community; even simple depression is something black men were encouraged to hide. So, I was surprised by what my clients were presenting to me.

The Research on Social Work Practice published a study connecting demographic factors to mental health in black men. The study covers a variety of issues, using data from the “National Survey of American Life: Coping with Stress in the 21st Century”. Some interesting findings came from the evaluation, although not necessarily surprising.
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any black men dealing with black women are bound to have mental issues!

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Let the Truth Out wrote:
According to the American Association of Suicidology, the rate of suicide among black men ages 15-24 increased 83 percent in the '80s to early '90s. While the rate has fallen since, suicide is still the third leading cause of death among young black men, who are seven times as likely to commit suicide as black women
However 93% of all suicides are committed by white people. Of those, 72% that result in death are done by white males.

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bLACK Man wrote:
any black men dealing with black women are bound to have mental issues!
Most black women today have a higher education and don't seem to have the problems that most black men do.
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However 93% of all suicides are committed by white people. Of those, 72% that result in death are done by white males.
Yes, let the truth be told indeed.
Let me do some research on that Kip .
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May 21, 2013
 
Don Cornelius, Soul Train’s executive producer and host, died Monday due to what is believed to be a self-inflicted bullet wound to the head. It was reported that he had been in pain due to a recent stroke and other serious health conditions, which he described in a 2009 divorce filing.



While many in our community believe that suicide is a "white person's issue,” more and more research is finding that suicide rates among African-Americans are on the rise, especially among young Black men. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the third cause of death among African-American males between ages 15 and 24, behind homicide and accidents. Also, suicide death rates among Black men are five times that of Black women
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Kip, I have found that suicide is still the third leading cause of death among young black men, who are seven times as likely to commit suicide as black women and it raising every year.
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However 93% of all suicides are committed by white people. Of those, 72% that result in death are done by white males.
Yes, let the truth be told indeed.
Kip let me point out that the Black population is only 12 percent.
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May 21, 2013
 
Let the Truth Out wrote:
<quoted text>Let me do some research on that Kip .
Kip show us the site you got the numbers from ?
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May 21, 2013
 
absolutely they do..that's obvious
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Let the Truth Out wrote:
<quoted text>Most black women today have a higher education and don't seem to have the problems that most black men do.
Have you been in topix..my bad your in topix ..would you like to retract that statement..lol

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Let the Truth Out wrote:
<quoted text>Kip show us the site you got the numbers from ?
It's a no brainer really.

http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide...
http://www.suicide.org/suicide-statistics.htm...
http://students.com.miami.edu/netreporting/...
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index...

Pick up any newspaper and read who commits murder suicide. Even here in the Bay Area most of the people getting run over by trains are white. It's suicide. I do recall a black guy getting run over by a subway train last fall, but that's about it. White people lead significantly in suicide and self-mutilation.

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