Using survey data collected from 115 first-generation Jamaican immigrants residing in New York City, this study identified factors that were associated with their attitudes toward seeking professional mental health services. Results indicated that persons reporting psychological distress, negative stigma and attributions about mental illness, and positive social support from friends were less likely than their counterparts to report positive attitudes towards professional mental health services. Implications of the study are discussed in relation to these findings.
- Jamaican immigrants
- mental health service attitudes
- psychological distress
- social supports
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Sociology and Political Science