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What We Miss When We Talk About Depression in Unemployed African Americans

By Lisa Bowleg, PhD (Professor of Applied Social Psychology, George Washington University) “What does unemployment have to do with HIV risk?” I might have naively asked that question when I began my career as an applied social psychologist and HIV prevention researcher 15 years ago.  Because the individual is typically the unit of analysis in […]

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What’s Faith Got to Do with It? Churches as Partners in Ending Mental Health Disparities

By Alfiee Breland-Noble, PhD, MHSc. (Georgetown University Medical Center) In the past few years, we have seen tremendous growth in the “mainstreaming of faith” in our daily lives. Oprah Winfrey hosts a show called “Super Soul Sundays” on her OWN network, Tyler Perry movies regularly contain spiritual messages and even blockbuster family movies rely on spiritual themes […]