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Thursday, December 15, 2016

ACADEMICS: Mental Health and Race Research Project

Scholars Academy for Business and Law student Megan Jennings has developed a research question pertaining to race and mental health for her senior capstone research project. Her research question is "How does Race and Ethnicity create disparities in pediatric mental health treatment?" Minorities are poorly represented in health care, especially for adolescents. Research shows that only one-third of minority adolescents in need of mental health care are likely to receive it in comparison to their white counterparts. Megan's project will research the causes of disparities of mental health diagnoses is black children. The goal of this research is to achieve a better understanding of the causes of how racial disparities in mental health diagnosis affects black adolescents. Maintaining health, both mentally and physically should be a priority that everyone deserves and it should be available to anyone despite their income, demographics race or socioeconomic status. Creating in-depth research on this topic will inform those in the community and in other communities of the inadequacies of such an important medical component of being completely healthy. For more information about this project, you can follow Megan on twitter @RaceMentalHealt or you can e-mail her at RaceDisparitiesinMentalHealth@gmail.com.