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Discrimination and mental health problems among homeless minority young people

Milburn, Norweeta; Batterham, Philip; Ayala, George; Rice, Eric; Solorio, Rosa; Desmond, Kate; Lord, Lynwood; Iribarren, Javier; Rotheram-Borus, Mary Jane


Objective. We examined the associations among perceived discrimination, racial/ethnic identification, and emotional distress in newly homeless adolescents. Methods. We assessed a sample of newly homeless adolescents (n5254) in Los Angeles, California, with measures of perceived discrimination and racial/ ethnic identification. We assessed emotional distress using the Brief Symptom Inventory and used multivariate linear regression modeling to gauge the impact of discrimination and racial...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Health Reports


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