Learn CAMH Library: Selected Resources for Black History Month

Published on February 17th, 2017 | from CAMH Education

CAMH Library: Selected Resources for Black History Month

By Sarah Bonato, Reference/Research Librarian, CAMH Library

February is Black History Month— a time to recognize triumphs and reflect on challenges. See below for selected research resources on behavioural health related topics

Being Strong: How Black West-Indian Canadian Women Manage Depression and Its Stigma, by Schreiber R., Stern P.N., Wilson C.
From the Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 2000;32(1):39-45

Black Canadians’ Coping Responses to Racial Discrimination, by Joseph J. and Kuo B.
From the Journal of Black Psychology 2009; 35(1): 78-101

The Black Community in Peel Region: An Exploratory Study
From the Social Planning Council of Peel

Colour Coded Health Care, The Impact of Race and Racism on Canadians’ Health, by Nestel S.
From the Wellesley Institute

Examining Beliefs about Mental Illness Among African Canadian Women, by Waldon, I.
From Women’s Health and Urban Life: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal 2(1):42-58

  • This research paper  examines how social constructs such as race, culture, gender, age, socioeconomic status, educational level, language and immigrant status influence the ideologies, beliefs and attitudes that many African Canadian women hold about “mental illness.”

Final Report from the Black, African And Caribbean Canadian Health (BLACCH) Study, by Shamara Baidoobonso, Harina Mokanan, Leah Meidinger, Daniel Pugh, Greta Bauer, MercyNleya-Ncube, Julius Ehiemua
From the Black, African and Caribbean Canadian Health (BLACCH) Study Team, The University of Western Ontario

  • The BLACCH Study is a mixed methods community based research project designed with the goal of improving health care access and the health status of Black people from Canada, Africa, the Caribbean and other parts of the world,who reside in London and Middlesex County, Ontario

If Low-Income Women of Colour Counted in Toronto: Final Report of  the Action-Research Project:  Breaking Isolation, Getting Involved, by Punam Khosla
From the Community Social Planning Council of Toronto

The mental health status of ethnocultural minorities in Ontario and their mental health care, by  Grace, S.L.
From BMC Psychiatry 2016 Feb 26;16:47

Racialised Groups and Health Status:A Literature Review Exploring Poverty, Housing, Race-Based Discrimination and Access to Health Care as Determinants of Health for Racialised Groups
From the Access Alliance Multicultural Community Health Centre (AAMCHC)

Role of Cultural Beliefs, Religion, and Spirituality in Mental Health and/or Service Utilization among Immigrants in Canada: A Scoping Review, by Chaze, F., Thomson, M.S., George, U., & Guruge, S.
From the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 2015, 34(3): 87-101




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