Our Health is Imperative!

This Black Women's Mental Health website offers research and resources to inform and increase essential dialogue about African American women's wellness. This collaborative exchange connects students, faculty, practitioners, and  activists to resources like the Black Women's Health Imperative:

The Black Women's Health Imperative is the only organization devoted solely to advancing the health and wellness of America's 20 million Black women and girls through advocacy and public policy, health education, research and leadership development. Founded as the National Black Women's Health Project in 1983 by health activist and McArthur genius Byllye Y. Avery, the Imperative works to advance health equity and social justice for Black women across the lifespan.


psychology of black women


The American Psychological Association Section One of Div. 35, has scheduled time for invited presentations at the APA annual convention.

american issues 

The CDC and World Health Organization defines depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder,  schitzophrenia, distress, and Altzheimer's as critical issues in the U.S.


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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention data shows that women, Blacks, and those in poverty are all twice as likely to suffer depression.

african american mental health


U. S. Department of Health and Human Services presents a complex picture of race, gender, poverty and access.


Research Collective

  • Stephanie Y. Evans, PhD
  • Kanika Bell, PhD
  • Nsenga Burton, PhD