Though experts warn against assigning too much importance to the ethnic background of Virginia Tech killer Cho Seung-Hui, they do attest that Asian Americans are less likely to make use of mental health services than members of other ethnic groups. Stanley Suea psychology professor at UC Davis and one of the authors of a January study -- financed by the National Institute of Mental Health -- on immigrants' use of mental health services. According to Sue, there are several key reasons that mental health services are underutilized by Asian Americans.
Photo courtesy of BU Today. United States, Luo, a senior studying political science and English at Wellesley College, had contemplated seeking professional help to discuss her childhood.
When the Immigration and Nationality Act of lifted discriminatory immigration quotas, Asian Americans were finally allowed to become U. The influence of first-generation Asian American parents on their U. This paper seeks to explore how first-generation Asian American parents influence their U.
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Asian Americans drop out of mental health treatment at a high rate. In the present study, we used a video analogue design with a sample of Asian American college students to examine these possibilities. The result from a t test showed that the session containing therapist multicultural competencies received higher ratings than the session without therapist multicultural competence.
Skip to search form Skip to main content. In order to provide culturally sensitive counseling, counselors need to know and respect the traditional values of the particular ethnic group. Beyond this, the counseling process may be enhanced by attention to other salient factors involving acculturation, enculturation, personal issues, and environmental variables.
Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent. Based on the U. Census report, there are approximately
She was walking around the picturesque campus lake with a group of Asian-American students when the conversation turned to the topic of suicide attempts. Yet simultaneously, I think part of me instinctively understood why. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, depression is the second leading cause of death for Asian-American and Pacific Islander AAPI women between 15 and 24, who consistently have the highest suicide rates among women in that age group. AAPI women over 65 have the highest rates of suicide among all races in that age group.
In order to best work with Asian Americans it is valuable to have a basic understanding of the worldview of Asian culture as well as ideas for intervention strategies tailored to serving this population. Asian worldview has been described as collectivist and group-oriented. Traditional Asian value emphasizes harmonious relationship between humans and nature.