Stigma has been noted as a major obstacle of mental health service utilization in African Americans. The present study investigated whether mental health stigma and self-concealment were uniquely associated with attitudes toward seeking professional psychological services in African American college students. Data of 163 African American (nFemale = 127; 78% female) were used for present analyses. Results revealed that both mental health stigma and self-concealment were uniquely associated with help-seeking attitudes after controlling for gender, age, and previous experience of seeking professional psychological services.
Masuda, Akihiko; Anderson, P. L.; and Edmonds, J., "Help-seeking attitudes, mental health stigma, and self-concealment among African American college students." (2012). Psychology Faculty Publications. Paper 91.