George Leary, M.S.

George Leary, M.S

George Leary has a masters degree in clinical child psychology and is a graduate student in community psychology at University of Maryland in Baltimore County. His special interest is preventing negative mental health outcomes for African American children and developing their optimal mental well being. George is a member of the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) and recently received the Student Scholarship award from that organization. George can be reached at

The most recent posts by George Leary, M.S

Alcohol Addiction and Abuse

George Leary, M.S 5 years, 6 months ago

Facts about Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse is a serious problem in the United States and in many countries throughout the world. Those afflicted with alcoholism suffer from a variety of problems that negatively impact upon many aspects of their lives. It is estimated that between 9 to 13 million people suffer from alcohol abuse. The statistics are quite frightening. Alcohol is responsible for half the annual deaths due to automobile accidents, and for more than 70% of adolescent suicides (Landy, 1987).

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Black Women and Mental Health

George Leary, M.S 5 years, 10 months ago

At the beginning of the 21st Century African American women find themselves achieving new heights and reaching new milestones. Education and hard work has enabled them to achieve successful careers and respect in mainstream society. Despite this good news, Black women still find themselves lagging behind Whites and other women in health and mental health indices. For example, the depression rate among African American women is estimated to be almost 50% higher than that of Caucasian women.

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