Otherfathering and Black men's mental health: A phenomenological study

Michael D. Hannon, Alfonso L. Ferguson, Raymond A. Blanchard, Jasmine E. Santiago-Ataande

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The authors report the results of a phenomenological study to determine how otherfathering by Black men affects and the potential implications for their mental health. Using interpretative phenomenological analysis, the men reported that otherfathering is rewarding (i.e., internally and externally) and challenging, which has a direct influence on their mental health. Recommendations for counseling practice are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-268
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Multicultural Counseling and Development
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2023


  • Black men
  • mental health
  • otherfathering


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