Table of contents for In and out of our right minds : the mental health of African American women / edited by Diane R. Brown and Verna M. Keith.


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        About the Contributors ix
        Preface xiii


 PART I INTRODUCTION

      1 A Conceptual Model of Mental Well-Being for African
        American Women Diane R. Brown i


PART II MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL ILLNESS AMONG AFRICAN
        AMERICAN WOMEN

      2 The Epidemiology of Mental Disorders and Mental
        Health Among African American Women
        Diane R. Brown and Verna M. Keith 23

      3 Changing their Minds: Drug Abuse and Addiction in
        Black Women Lula A. Beatty 59


PART III RACE, GENDER, AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES ON THE MENTAL
        WELL-BEING OF AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN

      4 (Dis)Respected and (Dis)Regarded: Experiences of
        Racism and Psychological Distress Diane R. Brown,
        Verna M. Keith, James S. Jackson, and Lawrence E. Gary 83

      5 Violence and Mental Health Evelyn L. Barbee 99

      6 Color Matters: The Importance of Skin Tone for
        African American Women's Self-Concept in Black
        and White America
        Verna M. Keith and Maxine S. Thompson 116




PART IV SOCIAL ROLES, SOCIAL STATUSES, AND THE MENTAL
        WELL-BEING OF AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN

      7 Intimate Relationships and Psychological Well-Being
        M. Belinda Tucker 139

      8 Low-Income Single Black Mothers: The Influence of
        Nonresident Fathers' Presence on Mental Well-Being
        Aurora P. Jackson 160

      9 Sho' Me the Money: The Relationship Between
        Social Class and Mental Health Among Married
        Black Women Pamela B. Jackson 173

     10 Life Ain't Been No Crystal Stair: Employment, Job
        Conditions, and Life Satisfaction Among African
        American Women
        Anna L. Riley and Verna M. Keith 191

     11 Multiple Social Roles and Multiple Stressors for
        Black Women
        Diane R. Brown and Donna L. Cochran 207


 PART V KEEPING ON ... KEEPING ON

     12 Keeping the Faith: Religion, Stress, and Psychological
        Well-Being Among African American Women
        Karen D. Lincoln and Linda M. Chatters 223

     13 The Benefits and Costs of Social Support for African
        American Women
        Beverly A. Gray and Verna M. Keith 242

     14 Patterns of Mental Health Services Utilization Among
         Black Women Cleopatra H. Caldwell 258


PART VI CONCLUSION

     15 In and Out of Our Right Minds: Strengths, Vulnerabilities, and the Mental Well-Being of African American
         Women Verna M. Keith 277


         Index 293





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: African American women Mental health