African Americans And Hispanics Of Mental Health Facilities

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barriers may weigh into African-Americans and Hispanics cautiousness of mental health facilities. (Bailey et al., 2011). For example,African-American and Hispanics are less likely than European-Americans to receive outpatient treatment, In many African-American communities, there is a persistent belief that social and treatment service attempt to impose European-American values, adding to distrust of the treatment ( ). Self-Disclosure Within some cultures, mental health, domestic violence, any type of abuse, and addiction are shaming the family by revealing the details of a person life to another person outside the family household. Predominantly in African American and Hispanic American communities, there are significant more alcohol or drug use, which is seen as socially with other people, but not acceptable or seen as a sign of weakness when reporting information. Self-disclosure can be very problematic for some people because of their pasts of undergoing racial differences and injustice. Cultural factors can affect the types of behaviors that are thought to disregard social standards and the degree to which discrimination against a person who show nonnormative behavior is accepted (Corrigan, Druss, & Perlick, 2014). A social and cultural problem affecting everyone whether as a victim of abuse, perpetrator, a friend or confidant of an abused person looking for ways to help. For instance, a violent person may be more likely than the nonviolent person to choose or
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