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

Mending Relationships? Pray

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Across Races, Couples That Pray Together Are Happier
Source: University of Virginia

 — The first major study to compare religion and relationship quality across America's major racial and ethnic groups finds that for all groups, shared religious activity – attending church together and especially praying together – is linked to higher levels of relationship quality.


African-Americans derive the most benefits from that connection because they are significantly more likely than whites or Latinos to pray together and attend church together, offsetting other socioeconomic factors tied to lower relationship quality – a finding dubbed the "African-American religion-marriage paradox," said W. Bradford Wilcox, a sociology professor 

AAMHC Community Coalition

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The African American Mental Health Coalition is a group of healthcare and mental health medical advocates. We are passionate about serving the community with the best free, low cost and quality resources. Our hope is to bring us to a greater awareness about the mind and body connection. The foods we eat (*including the vegetables), the games we play, the sweat equity that we put into ourselves individually, and as a community, all contributes to our mental health. Check out our most recent studies by various colleges and universities. Stay on top of the research, and don't forget to set aside time for yourselves to grow and prosper!

Making your way FORWARD!

Can we talk?

  Mental health professionals everywhere can attest to the power of talking, just opening up. For a change though, try this: Instead of always just opening up about the problem,

Breaking Depression

Some days are harder than others, it's just a fact of life. If you find that you're having some rough times, there are a few tricks to get you through the day. Fretting, worrying, can

A Meditation that Makes Sense!

by   Desiderata   Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all

Don't sweat the small stuff!

The Oprah Effect?   Okay, so who doesn't love the Oprah? She made us think about things like well-being, many a stormy mid-afternoon, Oprah was there to help us through. Happines

Our Mental Health Hot Tips!

AAMHC Community Coalition

The African American Mental Health Coalition is a gro

Objectives & Goals

What we hope to do is become a venue of information a

CWRU Opens Dialogue, Blacks & Mental Health

CWRU Opens Dialogue on African-Americans and Mental Ill

Healthy Choices

As a mother and sister with family members who have m

Give and get a little smile

  As a mother and sister with family members who

Health & Exercise Programs

 It's easy to miss how closely mental health is

Hypertension in Black Men

      Tough Medicine: Reducing Hype

Black Youth, Stress Risk

African-American Youth at Risk: Stress a Factor, but

Mending Relationships? Pray

Across Races, Couples That Pray Together Are HappierS

Intervention Healthy Pregnancies

Program Aims to Cut Death Rate of Pregnant African-Am

Objectives & Goals

What we hope to do is become a venue of information a

Our Partner Agencies

Our mental health professionals are eager to sit down

CWRU Opens Dialogue, Blacks & Mental Health

CWRU Opens Dialogue on African-Americans and Mental Ill

Intervention Healthy Pregnancies

Program Aims to Cut Death Rate of Pregnant African-Am

Hypertension in Black Men

      Tough Medicine: Reducing Hype

Mending Relationships? Pray

Across Races, Couples That Pray Together Are HappierS

Healthy Choices

As a mother and sister with family members who have m

Racism impact on Mental Health

Perceived Racism May Impact Black Americans’ Mental

Black Youth, Stress Risk

African-American Youth at Risk: Stress a Factor, but

AAMHC Community Coalition

The African American Mental Health Coalition is a gro

Outreach & Resources

Healthy Choices

As a mother and sister with family members who have mental health disabilities, I am concerned about the kinds of issu

Health & Exercise Programs

 It's easy to miss how closely mental health is connected to physical health.  Sometimes, even running low o

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

Give and get a little smile

  As a mother and sister with family members who have mental health disabilities, I am concerned about the kinds o

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!