Outreach Works in Mental Health

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Our symposiums cover a broad range of subjects, emotions and solutions. We help the community learn how to become healthy and whole!

AAMHC Outreach & Symposiums

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Mental Health, Beat the Statistics

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Mental Health and African Americans

  • Poverty level affects mental health status. African Americans living below the poverty level, as compared to those over twice the poverty level, are 3 times more likely to report psychological distress.
  • African Americans are 20% more likely to report having serious psychological distress than Non-Hispanic Whites.
  • Non-Hispanic Whites are more than twice as likely to receive antidepressant prescription treatments as are Non-Hispanic Blacks.
  • The death rate from suicide for African American men was almost four times that for African American women, in 2009.
  • However, the suicide rate for African Americans is 60% lower than that of the Non-Hispanic White population.
  • A report from the U.S. Surgeon General found that from 1980 - 1995, the suicide rate among African Americans ages 10 to 14 increased 233%, as compared to 120% of Non-Hispanic Whites.1

Intervention Healthy Pregnancies

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Program Aims to Cut Death Rate of Pregnant African-American Women
Released: 9/21/2012 8:00 AM EDT
Source: Harris Health System
 — African-American women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications and about twice as likely to suffer a miscarriage than other ethnic groups in Harris County. The alarming facts prompted Harris Health System to launch an educational campaign aimed at African-American women before they get pregnant on the steps to have a safe and healthy birth.


The program, Women with Impact, focuses on improving the physical and psychological health of women

Alcohol Ads, Youth & Mental Health

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African-American Youth Exposed to More Magazine and Television Alcohol Advertising Than Youth in General
Released: 9/27/2012 9:00 AM EDT
Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


 — African-American youth ages 12-20 are seeing more advertisements for alcohol in magazines and on TV compared with all youth ages 12-20, according to a new report from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The report is available on CAMY’s website, www.camy.org.
The report analyzes alcohol exposure by type and brand among African-American youth in comparison to all youth. It also assesses exposure of African-American youth to alcohol advertising relative to African-American adults across various media venues using the most recent year(s) of data available.
Alcohol is the most widely used drug among African-American youth

Making your way FORWARD!

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Mental Health, Beat the Statistics

Mental Health and African Americans Poverty level

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Racism impact on Mental Health

Perceived Racism May Impact Black Americans’ Mental

Hypertension in Black Men

      Tough Medicine: Reducing Hype

Healthy Choices

As a mother and sister with family members who have m

AAMHC Community Coalition

The African American Mental Health Coalition is a gro

Intervention Healthy Pregnancies

Program Aims to Cut Death Rate of Pregnant African-Am

Health & Exercise Programs

 It's easy to miss how closely mental health is

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Outreach & Resources

AAMHC Community Coalition

The African American Mental Health Coalition is a group of healthcare and mental health medical advocates. We are pass

Objectives & Goals

What we hope to do is become a venue of information and power. We want to help you get active, physically and mentally

Intervention Healthy Pregnancies

Program Aims to Cut Death Rate of Pregnant African-American WomenReleased: 9/21/2012 8:00 AM EDT Source: Harris Health

Health & Exercise Programs

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Healing through Knowledge

Often, our Higher Power allows things to occur in our lives for us to grow, to get through the hard times, so we can reach back and help someone else that is now going through the same things! Isn't your Creator great? It's all a big circle, and we want to show you how to change

About us

AAMHC is an award winning nonprofit grassroots effort to reach the disenfranchised community with mental health services. We can help you and your family find vital services to be healthy & happy. Give us a call today!