Mental Health Help-Seeking Experiences of Hispanic Women in the United States: Results from a Qualitative Interpretive Meta-Synthesis

Brittany H. Eghaneyan, Erin Roark Murphy

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to conduct a qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis to examine the experiences and perceptions of mental health help-seeking behaviors by Hispanic women in the United States. Synthesis of five studies resulted in one major theme of determinants of mental health help-seeking organized into three subthemes: (1) societal determinants, (2) health services system, and (3) individual determinants. These results provide a more holistic understanding of the mental health help-seeking experiences of Hispanic women, an important consideration when developing interventions to address the disparities in access to and quality of mental health treatment experienced by this unique population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-518
Number of pages14
JournalSocial Work in Public Health
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 18 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • health disparities
  • Help-seeking
  • Hispanics
  • mental health
  • qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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