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
- This research study is on how women from a non-dominant cultural background experience and manage depression.
Black Canadians’ Coping Responses to Racial Discrimination, by Joseph J. and Kuo B.
From the Journal of Black Psychology 2009; 35(1): 78-101
- This study examines coping responses to racial discrimination among Black Canadians
The Black Community in Peel Region: An Exploratory Study
From the Social Planning Council of Peel
- This research study has information on issues and challenges faced by the Black Community in Peel Ontario and gaps in services
Colour Coded Health Care, The Impact of Race and Racism on Canadians’ Health, by Nestel S.
From the Wellesley Institute
- This review has information on the concept of race and its relationship to health outcomes and the significance of racial inequities in health and the relationship of these inequities to other forms of social inequality
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
- Provides recommendations and strategies for positive change
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
- The objective of this study is to describe and compare psychosocial indicators and mental health service use among ethnoculturally-diverse Ontarians, including the Black Canadian population
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)
- This long-term program of research investigates the impact of income, housing, race-based discrimination and access to health care on the health status of racialised groups in Toronto
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
- This scoping review is on the importance of cultural beliefs, religion, and spirituality in the context of immigrant mental health and/or service utilization, including immigrants from Africa