Black Male Mental Health and the Black Church: Advancing a Collaborative Partnership and Research Agenda
This article explores the role the Black Church could play in facilitating spiritually sensitive, culturally relevant and gender-specific services to address the mental health and well-being of Black males. The help-seeking behaviors of Black men are examined as the authors offer two theories: the body, mind, spirit, environment, social, transcendent, and health, illness, men, and masculinities that may assist the Black Church in functioning as an effective support networks for healthy Black male mental health. Next, the authors discuss implications for practice, research, and education, and lastly, eight recommendations for Black Church leadership, social workers, and mental health professionals are also discussed.
KeywordsBlack mental health Black men African American men Black Church Masculinity Health disparities Religion Help-seeking behaviors
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors
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