Estimating Mental Health Needs
​Mental health services are underutilized and African Americans are half as likely to use services for any mental health problem compared to Whites. The center’s work in Estimating Mental Health Needs examines the prevalence of mental disorders in African Americans in a primary care and community settings. The research also studies whether common predictors of mental health problems—particularly gender, income, employment status, marital status, and insurance type—were associated with mental health disorders in this population.