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Minorities Face Barriers to Mental Health Care


by Nursing@USC Staff

A recent report from the CDC revealed the urgent state of mental health in this country: From 1999 to 2014, the age-adjusted suicide rate in the U.S. jumped by 24 percent. Suicides rose for both men and women across all ages 10 to 74.

The United States is facing serious mental health challenges. And if resources are not sufficient for the general population, how do minority populations and other underserved groups and communities address emotional and behavioral health needs? A deep dive into the driving forces behind mental health care disparities among minority populations reveals that minorities experience more barriers to accessing quality care.

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