Research Studies

“Adult Attachment of African American Women who have Mothers with Borderline Personality Disorder” 

The purpose of this study is to examine the lived experiences of African American women whose mothers were diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  


Eligibility to Participate:

  • African American women between the ages of 18 and 45

  • Mother diagnosed with BPD by a medical professional and/or if you are an African-American woman who is a part of an online or social media BPD specific support group

  • Fluent in English

  • Resident of any part of the United States of America

  • Willing to participate in an audio-recorded, in-person, or telephone interview for 60 minutes


For More Information:

Elizabeth Onyeali at


The Walden University IRB Approval Number for this study is 06-05-19-0465129 and it expires on June 4, 2020.

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"What’s next? An Intervention to Help Promote Mental Health Services among African American Mothers"

Purpose and description of the study (including research methods): 

The purpose of this study is to test an intervention that seeks to increase mental health help-seeking intentions for African American mothers for their children with unmet behavioral and emotional needs. This study aims to promote mental health services within the African American community and decrease the negative stigma of mental health issues among African American mothers and their children. This is a quantitative research study.

Location of the study: Online

Time frame (length of recruitment): The time frame for completing this study is between 25 to 35-minutes.

How participants will be compensated for their participation: Participants will be entered for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card after successfully completing the study.

Additional information (e.g., website/survey link):

Researcher: Malkema Martin

Phone: 224-307-6503

Dissertation chair: Dr.Theresa Moore

"Military Sexual Trauma Research Study"

Purpose and description of the study (including research methods):

The purpose of this research study is to determine if there are themes among narratives from women veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma.  We hope to learn more about women veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma and how they experienced the Veteran Administration as a military sexual assault survivor.  If you decide to participate, you can complete this online survey, which should take approximately 30-60 minutes. For the online surveys, the questions will include demographic questions, open-ended questions about military sexual trauma, and open-ended questions about services received after military sexual trauma experience.

Location of the study: Online

Time frame (length of recruitment): March 1, 2020 - August 1, 2020

How participants will be compensated for their participation: There is no compensation provided for participants at this time.

Additional information (e.g., website/survey link):


Researcher: Shemya Vaughn


Phone: 517.203.8695

"Reflections of Racism Experienced by African American Mental Health Clinicians"

Purpose and description of the study (including research methods):

This study is exploring African American clinicians’ experiences with racial microaggressions, and working with clients of color. The study will consists of two, one hour phone interviews.

Location of the study: Telephone (phone interview)

Time frame (length of recruitment): Until May 30, 2020

How participants will be compensated for their participation: $10 Amazon gift card for the completion of each 1 hour session (may receive up to two gift cards for a total of $20)


Researcher: Stephen Lewis


If you would like your mental health research related to Black Mental Wellness featured on our site, please contact, and a Black Mental Wellness team member will follow up with you. 


Black Mental Wellness, Corp.

P.O. Box 90063
Washington, D.C. 20001


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