African American Pastors on Mental Health, Coping, and Help Seeking

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
JaneƩ R. Avent (Creator)
Craig S. Cashwell, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Within the Black Church, there remains much that is unknown about pastoral motivations, beliefs, and attitudes about mental health. The purpose of this study was to investigate pastors' responses to parishioners dealing with mental health issues, including perspectives on counseling services and coping strategies. According to this study's findings, African American pastors often are the first line of support for parishioners' mental health and recognizing adaptive and maladaptive forms of coping.

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Counseling and Values
Language: English
Date: 2015
African Americans, help seeking, counseling

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