University of Michigan Study Finds a High Rate of Depression Among Black Fathers, Particularly Those With a Low Level of Education

A study conducted at the University of Michigan School of Social Work finds that black fathers are twice as likely to suffer from depression than men generally. The data, published in the journal Research on Social Work Practice, shows that one quarter of all black fathers were depressed at some point during the five years of the study. The study found that black men without a high school diploma were twice as likely to be depressed as other black men.