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Society and Mental Health
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ISSN (Print) 2156-8693 - ISSN (Online) 2156-8731
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  • Market Transition, Occupational Status, and Depression in Urban China: A
           Population-based Multilevel Analysis

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      Authors: Yanhui Xu, Dongpeng Lai, Qingsong Chang
      Abstract: Society and Mental Health, Ahead of Print.
      This study investigated the effects of ecological-level marketization, individual-level occupational status, and their interaction, on depression in residents in urban China. Population-based data (N = 13,004) from the 2016 China Family Panel Survey were used. A multilevel mixed-effects generalized linear model explored whether and to what extent market transition measured by the marketization index (MI), occupational status measured by international socio-economic index (ISEI), and their interaction, affected people’s depression. Results showed that higher MI (b = –.157, p < .001) and ISEI scores (b = –.124, p < .001) were associated with lower levels of depression. However, residents with high occupational status might suffer a uniquely elevated level of depression when living in highly marketized cities (b = .139, p < .05). Raising the public mental health awareness of residents with low occupational status from low marketized areas and that of residents with high occupational status from high marketized areas is warranted in societies undergoing rapid marketization, such as China.
      Citation: Society and Mental Health
      PubDate: 2022-09-13T06:29:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/21568693221122864
       
  • Welcome to the Dark Side: The Role of Religious/Spiritual Struggles in the
           Black-White Mental Health Paradox

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      Authors: Laura Upenieks, Patricia Louie, Terrence D. Hill
      Abstract: Society and Mental Health, Ahead of Print.
      Over the past two decades, researchers have worked to make sense of the fact that black Americans tend to exhibit similar or better mental health profiles relative to their white counterparts. In this study, we extend previous research by proposing and testing a new potential explanation of the black-white mental health paradox: the dark side of religion or religious/spiritual (R/S) struggles. We also consider whether the association between R/S struggles and mental health is moderated by race. Our mediation analysis of data collected from a 2021 nationally representative sample of American adults (n = 1,381) indicates that black respondents tend to exhibit lower levels of non-specific psychological distress than white respondents partly because black respondents also tend to report lower levels of R/S struggles. Our moderation analysis demonstrates that the positive association between R/S struggles and psychological distress is more pronounced for white respondents than for black respondents.
      Citation: Society and Mental Health
      PubDate: 2022-09-01T11:26:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/21568693221119786
       
  • The Risk for Food Insecurity and Suicide Ideation among Young Adults in
           the United States: The Mediating Roles of Perceived Stress and Social
           Isolation

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      Authors: Carlyn Graham, Gabriele Ciciurkaite
      Abstract: Society and Mental Health, Ahead of Print.
      Young adults in the United States have the highest prevalence of suicidal thoughts of any adult age group. While limited, research indicates food insecurity heightens the risk of suicide ideation among young adults. However, research has not explored the pathways underlying the food insecurity—suicide ideation association among this population. Using 2008 data from Wave IV of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), we fill this gap by testing for the mediating roles of perceived stress and social isolation in the association between the risk for food insecurity and suicide ideation among young adults ages 24–32 (N = 14,897). Our findings reveal that perceived stress and social isolation account for almost half of this association. Given the eradication of food insecurity in the United States is unlikely imminent, our results indicate an exigent need for interventions and programs to address psychosocial risk factors associated with food insecurity.
      Citation: Society and Mental Health
      PubDate: 2022-08-29T01:05:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/21568693221120066
       
  • Vicarious Experiences of Major Discrimination and Psychological Distress
           among Black Men and Women

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      Authors: Myles D. Moody, Courtney S. Thomas Tobin, Christy L. Erving
      Abstract: Society and Mental Health, Ahead of Print.
      Racism-related stress frameworks posit that the discriminatory experiences of one’s loved ones may threaten one’s well-being, but relatively few studies have examined how they may impact mental health beyond childhood and adolescence. Using data from the Nashville Stress and Health Study (N = 1,252), the present study assessed the prevalence of vicarious experiences of discrimination among subsamples of Black men (n = 297) and women (n = 330), examined the association between vicarious experiences of discrimination and psychological distress among Black men and women, and evaluated the impact of vicarious discrimination on psychological distress in the context of other stressors. Results suggest that Black women report more vicarious exposure to specific types of discrimination. Furthermore, vicariously experienced discrimination was associated with higher levels of psychological distress among Black women, but not among Black men. Our findings extend the literature on racism-related stress and offer new insights for interventions aimed at reducing racial disparities in mental health.
      Citation: Society and Mental Health
      PubDate: 2022-08-19T07:21:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/21568693221116631
       
  • Religious Transitions, Sexual Minority Status, and Depressive Symptoms
           from Adolescence to Early Adulthood

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      Authors: R. Kyle Saunders, Amy M. Burdette, Dawn Carr, Terrence D. Hill
      Abstract: Society and Mental Health, Ahead of Print.
      Given that sexual minorities have been historically stigmatized within institutions of religion, they may be less likely to exhibit any health benefits from religious participation. In this article, we use data from Waves I and IV of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health to test whether the effects of religious affiliation (becoming affiliated with a religious group) and disaffiliation (no longer affiliating with a religious group) on depressive symptoms are moderated by sexual minority status from adolescence to early adulthood. In regression models adjusted for selection effects, we observed that, compared to respondents who were consistently unaffiliated, becoming affiliated was associated with more depressive symptoms from baseline to follow-up among lesbian, gay, and bisexual respondents, but not among heterosexual respondents. We conclude with the implications of our results as they relate to understanding the health impacts of marginalized groups in social institutions and the importance of selection effects.
      Citation: Society and Mental Health
      PubDate: 2022-08-18T10:33:52Z
      DOI: 10.1177/21568693221111847
       
  • Workplace Age Discrimination and Social-psychological Well-being

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      Authors: Vincent J. Roscigno, Hui Zheng, Martha Crowley
      Abstract: Society and Mental Health, Ahead of Print.
      The research literature on workplace inequality has given comparatively little attention to age discrimination and its social-psychological consequences. In this article, we highlight useful insights from critical gerontological, labor process, and mental health literatures and analyze the patterning of workplace age discrimination and its implications for sense of job insecurity, job-specific stress, and the overall mental health of full-time workers 40 years old and above, covered by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Our analyses, which draw on two decades and five waves of the General Social Survey (2002–2018), reveal (1) the prevalence of self-reported workplace age discrimination and growing vulnerability particularly for those 60 years and above, (2) clear social-psychological costs when it comes to job insecurity, work-specific stress, and overall self-reported mental health, and (3) dimensions of status and workplace social relations that offer a protective buffer or exacerbate age discrimination’s corrosive effects. Future research on age as an important status vulnerability within the domain of employment and the implications of unjust treatment for well-being and mental health are clearly warranted.
      Citation: Society and Mental Health
      PubDate: 2022-08-13T09:35:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/21568693221116139
       
  • Disability, Discrimination, and Mental Health during the COVID-19
           Pandemic: A Stress Process Model

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      Authors: Robyn Lewis Brown, Gabriele Ciciurkaite
      Abstract: Society and Mental Health, Ahead of Print.
      Drawing on data from a community survey with a sizeable subsample of people with physical, intellectual, and psychological disabilities in the Intermountain West region of the United States (N = 2,043), this investigation examined the association of social stressors stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic with ableism or disability-related discrimination. We further assessed the significance of these associations for variation by disability status in psychological well-being with a moderated mediation analysis. Study findings provide clear evidence that greater pandemic-related stressor exposure was associated with greater discrimination, which in turn increased the psychologically distressing aspects of the pandemic for people with disabilities relative to people without disabilities. This set of findings challenges us to think about how we engage in research concerning ableism and the proliferation of macro-level stressors such as those associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings also support the application of a minority stress model in addressing mental health contingencies among people with disabilities—in this case, in examining the pandemic’s psychological impact.
      Citation: Society and Mental Health
      PubDate: 2022-08-13T09:28:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/21568693221115347
       
  • Gendered Racial Microaggressions, Psychosocial Resources, and Depressive
           Symptoms among Black Women Attending a Historically Black University

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      Authors: Christy L. Erving, Tiffany R. Williams, Whitney Frierson, Megan Derisse
      Abstract: Society and Mental Health, Ahead of Print.
      The current study integrates stress process model and intersectionality framework to explore psychological effects of an intersectional stressor experienced by black women: gendered racial microaggressions (GRMs). Prior research suggests GRMS negatively influence black women’s mental health. However, it is unclear whether specific dimensions of GRMS are more or less impactful to mental health. This study investigates: To what extent do black women experience GRMS overall and its specific dimensions: Assumptions of Beauty and Sexual Objectification; Silenced and Marginalized; Strong Black Woman Stereotype; Angry Black Woman Stereotype' What is the relationship between GRMS and depressive symptoms' Do psychosocial resources (i.e., social support, self-esteem, mastery) mediate the association between GRMS and depressive symptoms' We use data from black women attending a historically Black university in the Southeast (N = 202). We employed ordinary least squares regression analysis and performed mediation analysis. Study results revealed a positive association between GRMS and depressive symptoms; the Angry Black Woman Stereotype GRMS dimension had the most robust influence on depressive symptoms. Psychosocial resources partially mediated the relationship between GRMS and depressive symptoms. Study results suggest that sociological stress research underestimates the influence of stress on black women’s health when intersectional stressors like GRMS are not included in analytic models.
      Citation: Society and Mental Health
      PubDate: 2022-08-11T09:24:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/21568693221115766
       
  • Psychosocial Coping Resources and the Toll of COVID-19 Bereavement

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      Authors: Matthew K. Grace, Jane S. VanHeuvelen
      Abstract: Society and Mental Health, Ahead of Print.
      The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a bereavement crisis unparalleled in a generation, with devastating consequences for the mental health of those who lost a loved one to the virus. Using national survey data (n = 2,000) containing detailed information about people’s experiences of pandemic-related stressors, coping resources, and mental health, in this study we examine whether and how three psychosocial coping resources—mastery, self-esteem, and social support—moderate the association between COVID-19 bereavement and psychological distress. We find that coping resources have both expected and unanticipated effects on the relationship between bereavement and mental health. Consistent with the stress process model, higher levels of mastery uniformly reduce the damaging effects of bereavement on depressive symptoms and anger, whereas self-esteem mitigates the positive association between losing a close tie to the virus and reports of anger. Contrary to the stress-buffering hypothesis, however, higher levels of perceived support exacerbate the positive associations between bereavement and each indicator of psychological distress. Our findings suggest that the putatively advantageous aspects of social support may be compromised, or even reversed, in the context of constrained social engagement. We discuss the theoretical implications of these findings for sociological research on the stress process.
      Citation: Society and Mental Health
      PubDate: 2022-08-05T06:37:43Z
      DOI: 10.1177/21568693221113221
       
  • Parent and/or Grandparent Attendance at Residential School and Dimensions
           of Cultural Identity and Engagement: Associations with Mental Health and
           Substance Use among First Nations Adults Living off Reserve

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      Authors: Tara Hahmann, Amanda Perri, Huda Masoud, Amy Bombay
      Abstract: Society and Mental Health, Ahead of Print.
      Limited studies have assessed how parent and/or grandparent attendance at residential schools is associated with mental health and substance use among First Nations peoples living off reserve, while also considering how cultural dimensions relate to these outcomes. Analyses of the 2017 Aboriginal Peoples Survey revealed that the odds of self-reported diagnosed mood and anxiety disorders, past-year heavy drinking, and frequent marijuana use were significantly higher among First Nations adults living off reserve who had either a parent and/or grandparent who attended residential schools, even when controlling for covariates. In predicting diagnosed mood disorder, positive cultural identity affect and cultural engagement moderated the effect of parent residential school attendance while cultural exploration moderated the effect of two generations of attendance. Cultural exploration was a protective factor for grandparent residential school attendance in relation to past-year frequent marijuana use. Interventions that are trauma-informed and culturally-based should be considered for this population.
      Citation: Society and Mental Health
      PubDate: 2022-07-11T11:50:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/21568693221108766
       
  • The Uneven Stress of Social Change: Disruptions, Disparities, and Mental
           Health

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      Authors: Phyllis Moen
      First page: 85
      Abstract: Society and Mental Health, Ahead of Print.
      As the COVID-19 pandemic underscores, disparities in stress exposure, vulnerability, and protective resources are often magnified in times of rapid change. I argue that Leonard Pearlin’s integration of life course and stress process frameworks constitutes a useful model for advancing a research agenda on the stressors and corollary mental health impacts of the social disruptions and dislocations defining life in the early twenty-first century. Social changes interrupt life paths and produce potentially stressful circumstances at particular time points in biographies already defined, shaped, and constrained at the intersections of race, class, nativity, age, and gender. Critical for both science and policy development is a mental health research agenda on the nature and consequences of the uneven stresses of social changes as they play out at different life course stages in disparate ways depending on people’s intersecting social locations.
      Citation: Society and Mental Health
      PubDate: 2022-05-25T08:43:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/21568693221100171
       
  • Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Mothers’ Parental Stress

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      Authors: Xu Yan
      First page: 99
      Abstract: Society and Mental Health, Ahead of Print.
      Studies on parenting and mental health have documented both racial differences in mothers’ parental stress levels and mixed evidence on the impacts of mothers’ socioeconomic status (SES) on their parental stress. Less is known about how the association between mothers’ SES and parental stress varies by race, or to what extent this variation contributes to racial differences in mothers’ levels of parental stress. This study addresses these questions using data from the second wave of Early Childhood Longitudinal Study: 2010–2011 Kindergarten Class (N = 8,548). The ordinary least squares (OLS) regression and Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition results show that compared with white and Asian mothers, low income and education have more detrimental impacts on black and Hispanic mothers’ feelings of parental stress. This racially diverse association between mothers’ SES and parental stress is an important reason why Asian mothers face higher parental stress than black and Hispanic mothers.
      Citation: Society and Mental Health
      PubDate: 2022-04-20T07:19:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/21568693221091690
       
  • COVID-19 Onset, Parental Status, and Psychological Distress among
           Full-time Employed Heterosexual Adults in Dual-earning Relationships: The
           Explanatory Role of Work-family Conflict and Guilt

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      Authors: Shirin Montazer, Krista M. Brumley, Laura Pineault, Katheryn Maguire, Boris Baltes
      First page: 119
      Abstract: Society and Mental Health, Ahead of Print.
      We propose that the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions to daily life that followed had greater negative impact on the mental health, as measured by psychological distress, of employed parents than nonparents, because of an associated increase in both directions of work-family conflict and work-family guilt among this group of the population. To test this argument, we examined pooled data from two cross-sectional online surveys administered to heterosexual adults in dual-earning relationships living in the United States. The first data set was collected before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic (N = 616), and the second data set was collected during the early months of the pandemic (N = 454). Results of multivariate analyses show that distress increased between the two surveys, but only among parents, as compared with nonparents, irrespective of gender of the respondent, or age of the youngest child. This association is due to a change in work-family conflict and guilt between the two surveys: among parents, the COVID-19 onset was associated with higher family-to-work conflict, work-to-family guilt, and family-to-work guilt; among nonparents the pandemic was associated with lower work-to-family conflict and work-to-family guilt. Our results suggest that the COVID-19 onset had contrasting effects on the lives of employed parents and nonparents.
      Citation: Society and Mental Health
      PubDate: 2022-05-14T08:17:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/21568693221096189
       
  • Health System Access for Precariously Housed Youth: A Participatory Youth
           Research Project

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      Authors: Naomi Nichols, Jayne Malenfant
      First page: 137
      Abstract: Society and Mental Health, Ahead of Print.
      This article builds from young people’s experiences navigating health system organizations to identify concrete institutional and policy processes that pose problems for youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness, as well as those that show promise in terms of health promotion. Our participatory youth research team explored homeless youth’s health-seeking practices, the specific barriers they face, and relations between their health-seeking efforts and their homelessness. Youth and adult co-researchers interviewed 38 individual youth (aged 16–29) who completed 64 qualitative institutional history interviews. Their accounts illuminate a systemic lack of capacity to address the mental health needs of homeless youth. Unable to secure access to timely, sufficient, and suitable programs and services, youth navigate patchwork of crisis and emergency supports that undermine their autonomy, their health, and their housing stability. Finally, youth without stable housing—particularly those who are Trans* and non-binary youth and/or who use drugs—report discrimination in health care settings. Our results suggest that access to timely, appropriate, de-stigmatizing, and consistent (mental) health services is one way to prevent youth homelessness.
      Citation: Society and Mental Health
      PubDate: 2022-03-11T06:54:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/21568693221082206
       
  • From the “Magna Carta” to “Dying in the Streets”: Media Framings
           of Mental Health Law in California

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      Authors: Alex V. Barnard
      First page: 155
      Abstract: Society and Mental Health, Ahead of Print.
      This article analyzes 575 newspaper articles across 53 years of reporting on California’s landmark 1967 Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act to examine framings of the challenges people with severe mental illness pose to the social order and shifting responses to them. The LPS Act restricted involuntary hospitalization which in the 1960s made it a “Magna Carta” that heralded a “mental health revolution” of voluntary, community-based care. Subsequently, coverage passed between four other framings that linked together different attributions of problems—like homelessness or suicide—with perceived flaws of the Act—such as encouraging the closure of hospitals or imposing barriers to forced treatment. Although previous research has focused on how the media amplifies fears of violence, this article shows how this framing is giving way to one focused on mentally ill people “dying in the streets” and the need for re-institutionalization to save them. By comparing media representations with other documentation from each period, this article demonstrates how these frames have continuously misattributed the consequences of complex policy and social changes to the granting of civil rights by the LPS Act.
      Citation: Society and Mental Health
      PubDate: 2022-01-22T09:20:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/21568693211068841
       
 
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