AAMHC

AAMHC

AAMHC is an award winning nonprofit grassroots effort to reach the disenfranchised community with mental health services.

CWRU Opens Dialogue, Blacks & Mental Health

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CWRU Opens Dialogue on African-Americans and Mental Illness
Source: Case Western Reserve University


 — Today, Case Western Reserve University hosts The Road to Renewal: Mental Health Forum with noted mental health advocate, Terri M. Williams, President and Founder of The Terrie Williams Agency and The Stay Strong Foundation, to address the devastating impact of undiagnosed and untreated mental illness has within the African-American community and to demystify the stigma associated with mental illness. Sponsored by the university’s Social Justice Institute and the School of Medicine’s Master of Public Health Program, the forum will educate the community on the importance of

Objectives & Goals

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What we hope to do is become a venue of information and power. We want to help you get active, physically and mentally, ready to step up to the challenge of life, which by the way, is a journey. Why  not strive to make it fun? Through the prism of your mind, you can make the decision to become empowered. Don't just see the problem, ask, 'what's the solution?'. There is one. The rest is up to you.

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 

Hypertension in Black Men

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Tough Medicine: Reducing Hypertension in African American Men

Released: 9/10/2012 12:00 PM EDT
Source: University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

— Even though African American men in the United States are disproportionately more likely to have uncontrolled high blood pressure (or hypertension) than other racial and ethnic groups, they are less likely to take

Black Families need Prostate Services, extra help

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Here's just another area where families need to push their doctors and medical providers for services they need to stay healthy and happy!

African-American Couples Have Unmet Needs when Family Affected by Prostate Cancer

Source: Moffitt Cancer Center
— Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center have found that in African-American families where men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, they have unmet psychosocial needs that affect their survivorship, as well as family and social relationships.
The study, recently published in the Journal of Cancer Education, focused on better understanding the African-American male and family prostate cancer