The Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health reports that, African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population. The most common disorders are major depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suicide (young African American men), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is also reported that African Americans are more likely to be victims of violent crimes.
Homelessness in the African American community is at 40% due to greater risk of developing mental health conditions. African American children are more likely to experience violence which leads to the development of mental conditions like, depression, anxiety, and PTSD.