Why Black America’s Battle With Menta...

Why Black America’s Battle With Mental Health Is Failing

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-0h_really-

“I've got a GREAT idea!”

Since: Mar 13

Let's BUZZ Lower Manhattan....

#1 May 6, 2013
A new national report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reveals that 20%(45.9 million) of American adults age 18 and older experienced a mental illness last year. The rate of mental illness was more than twice as high among young adults ages 18-25 than it was for adults age 50 and up. And women were more likely than men to have been diagnosed with a mental illness in 2011 (23% vs. 16.8%).

http://blackdoctor.org/2967/blacks-and-mental...
Mutant Crusher

Ann Arbor, MI

#2 May 6, 2013
"Amish populations have higher incidences of particular genetic disorders, including dwarfism (Ellis–van Creveld syndrome),[32] and various metabolic disorders,[33] as well as an unusual distribution of blood types.[34] Amish represent a collection of different demes or genetically closed communities.[35] Since almost all Amish descend from about 200 18th-century founders, genetic disorders that come out due to inbreeding exist in more isolated districts (an example of the founder effect). Some of these disorders are quite rare, or unique, and are serious enough to increase the mortality rate among Amish children. The majority of Amish accept these as "Gottes Wille" (God's will); they reject use of preventive genetic tests prior to marriage and genetic testing of unborn children to discover genetic disorders"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amish

-0h_really-

“I've got a GREAT idea!”

Since: Mar 13

Let's BUZZ Lower Manhattan....

#3 May 8, 2013
10 Leading Causes of Death for African Americans
http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/populations...

Black - Elite

Since: Apr 13

The Man For the FUTURE

#4 May 8, 2013
-0h_really- wrote:
10 Leading Causes of Death for African Americans
http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/populations...
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/04/us-...

La la la la la...and la la la la la.

Black - Elite

Since: Apr 13

The Man For the FUTURE

#5 May 8, 2013
-0h_really- wrote:
A new national report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reveals that 20%(45.9 million) of American adults age 18 and older experienced a mental illness last year. The rate of mental illness was more than twice as high among young adults ages 18-25 than it was for adults age 50 and up. And women were more likely than men to have been diagnosed with a mental illness in 2011 (23% vs. 16.8%).
http://blackdoctor.org/2967/blacks-and-mental...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-20891...

La la la la la la...and la la la la la la

Black - Elite

Since: Apr 13

The Man For the FUTURE

#6 May 8, 2013
But wait, i thought black men never abandon their families...then explain this.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-20891...

-0h_really-

“I've got a GREAT idea!”

Since: Mar 13

Let's BUZZ Lower Manhattan....

#7 May 8, 2013
lol...do I need to repost the Melanin Poisoning post?
Sadbuttrue

Woodbridge, VA

#8 May 8, 2013
Black - Elite wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/04/us-...
La la la la la...and la la la la la.
MACEO

10 Leading Causes of Death for African Americans

(Causes of Death from 2010)

1. Heart Disease
Facts
Prevention

2. Cancer
Health Disparities in Cancer
CDC Feature, Health Disparities in Cancer
Reducing Health Disparities in Cancer

3. Stroke
Facts
Prevention

4. Diabetes
Public Health Resource
Fact Sheets
Fact Sheet 2011

5. Unintentional Injuries
WISQARS Data & Statistics

6. Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, & Nephrosis (Kidney Diseases)
Chronic Kidney Disease Fact Sheet 2010 Fact Sheets Protecting Kidney Health Fact Sheet

7. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease
Data & Statistics

8. Homicide
WISQARS Data & Statistics
Youth Violence Facts

9. Septicemia
Preventing Healthcare-associated Infections

10. Alzheimer's Disease
Healthy Aging Data & Statistics

Source: NCHS, NVSS, Mortality Data, Deaths, Final Data for 2010

Really?

I don't think any of these are in my family!
Crackers are kidnappers

Ann Arbor, MI

#9 May 8, 2013
Sadbuttrue wrote:
<quoted text>MACEO
10 Leading Causes of Death for African Americans
(Causes of Death from 2010)
1. Heart Disease
Facts
Prevention
2. Cancer
Health Disparities in Cancer
CDC Feature, Health Disparities in Cancer
Reducing Health Disparities in Cancer
3. Stroke
Facts
Prevention
4. Diabetes
Public Health Resource
Fact Sheets
Fact Sheet 2011
5. Unintentional Injuries
WISQARS Data & Statistics
6. Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, & Nephrosis (Kidney Diseases)
Chronic Kidney Disease Fact Sheet 2010 Fact Sheets Protecting Kidney Health Fact Sheet
7. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease
Data & Statistics
8. Homicide
WISQARS Data & Statistics
Youth Violence Facts
9. Septicemia
Preventing Healthcare-associated Infections
10. Alzheimer's Disease
Healthy Aging Data & Statistics
Source: NCHS, NVSS, Mortality Data, Deaths, Final Data for 2010
Really?
I don't think any of these are in my family!
Ill take all that over this.

"I'm pretty lucky as I am inbred myself, also due to a small religious community, but not the Amish but rather Old German Baptist. My parents are fourth cousins, but they didn't know until after they were married. Both sets of my grandparents were raised OGB, and my mothers and fathers famlies knew each other before they married, my father at four years old saw my mother when she was a newborn.

There were three marriages between the two sides of my family, I've always thought that was odd, My fathers sister married my mothers brother and had three sons (my "quasi-brothers") and my mothers uncle married my fathers sister.

My family tree doesn't branch so much as it wreaths."

http://msgboard.snopes.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb ...
Phoenix

Houston, TX

#10 May 8, 2013
Mental health issues can be easily be ignored by a lot of Americans. I encourage people to seek professional help if they can afford it.
Level 2

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#11 Jun 7, 2013
Mental health 'n the minority community
http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/help-informati...

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