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How Many African American Adults Reported Psychological Distress?

In 2018, 3.8% of African American adults reported serious psychological distress.



In a published article by americanprogress.org about healthy disparities by race and ethnicity, they provide a fact sheet that sheds light on some of the most persistent inequities facing African Americans or Black Americans, Hispanic Americans or Latinx Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander Americans, and American Indians or Alaska Natives.

  • In 2018, 8.7 percent of African American adults received mental health services compared with 18.6 percent of non-Hispanic white adults.

  • 6.2 percent of African American adults received prescription medication for mental health services compared with 15.3 percent of non-Hispanic white adults.

  • In 2018, 3.8 percent of African American adults reported serious psychological distress.

Read more at americanprogress.org

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