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The mental health of Asian Americans

The mental health of Asian Americans

contemporary issues in identifying and treating mental problems

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Published by Jossey-Bass in San Francisco, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Asian Americans -- Mental health,
  • Asian Americans -- Mental health services,
  • Mental health services -- United States

  • Edition Notes

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    SeriesThe Jossey-Bass social and behavioral science series
    ContributionsSue, Stanley, Morishima, James K.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 222 p.
    Number of Pages222
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21614199M
    ISBN 100875895352
    LC Control Number82-48060

    The best books on The Asian American Experience recommended by Sung J. Woo. The novelist reveals amongst her book selection that Minnesota has the highest number of Korean adoptees in the US (14,), and that one in every Korean births is adopted by an American .   In fact, research shows Asian-Americans are three times less likely to seek mental health help than white Americans. In the case of Asian immigrants like Tran’s family, many come from cultures that do not see mental illness as a legitimate illness, leading to stigma.

      And this is all within the perfectly legitimate Harvard umbrella. The pressure to be perfect -- or at least to adopt the veneer of perfection -- was and is real. This is one of the reasons why the chapter on mental health was so near and dear to members of the Asian American collective (students who put the book together). The National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) is a (c)3 nonprofit organization. NAAPIMHA’s mission is to promote the mental health and well being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Since its founding, NAAPIMHA strives to raise awareness of the role of mental health in an individual.

    America’s mental health was already deteriorating from the pandemic, but amid protests and racial unrest, black and Asian Americans have suffered .   To honor AAPI Heritage Month, Bustle has compiled a list of 19 recent books from Asian American and Pacific Islander authors. From works by famous comedians like Ali Wong and Fatimah Asghar, debut Missing: mental health.


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The mental health of Asian Americans Download PDF EPUB FB2

Asian American Mental Health: Assessment Theories and Methods (International and Cultural Psychology) - Kindle edition by Kurasaki, Karen, Okazaki, Sumie, Sue, Stanley. Health, Fitness & Dieting Kindle eBooks @ cturer: Springer.

The University of Michigan "Laura Uba's Asian Americans: Personality Patterns, Identity, and Mental Health is a worthy successor to Sue and Morishima's Mental Health of Asian Americans.

It is comprehensive in scope, scholarly in coverage, and rich in Cited by: Asian American Mental Health is a state-of-the-art compendium of the conceptual issues, empirical literature, methodological approaches, and practice guidelines for conducting culturally informed assessments of Asian Americans, and for assessing provider cultural competency within individuals and systems.

It is the first of its kind on Asian Americans. Summary: This book critically reviews the literature on Asian American mental health. It then applies this knowledge to suggest improved ways of helping members of Asian ethnic groups, including Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Vietnamese, and Samoans.

Asian American Mental Health is a state-of-the-art compendium of the conceptual issues, empirical literature, methodological approaches, and. Asian American Mental Health is a state-of-the-art compendium of the conceptual issues, empirical literature, methodological approaches, and practice guidelines for conducting culturally informed assessments of Asian Americans, and for assessing provider cultural competency within individuals and systems.

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AA/PIs) are diverse in ethnicity (See Figure ) and in their historical experiences in the United States.

As many as 43 different ethnic groups (Lee, ) have struggled as immigrants, refugees, or American-born Asian Americans to overcome prejudice and discrimination on the path to achievements ranging from the building of the first.

May is both Mental Health Awareness Month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI for short).The more you think about it, the more the two sharing a month kind of makes sense: Asian American teen girls have the highest rates of depressive symptoms of any ethnic and gender group, Southeast Asian Americans experience high stress due to the threat of deportations, and Asian.

The results indicated that about half of Asian Americans with severe mental health needs sought mental health services, a rate higher than the general population. Furthermore, those Asian Americans with severe mental health needs often received services from a mental health specialist or through both mental health services and general medical : Xia Wang.

Recent data collected from the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS) found that Asian Americans have a percent overall lifetime rate of any psychiatric disorder and a percent month rate, yet Asian Americans are three times less likely to seek mental health services than Whites. In Handbook of Mental Health and Acculturation in Asian American Families, distinguished researchers and clinicians discuss the process of acculturation for individuals and their families, addressing the mental health needs of Asian Americans and thoroughly examining the acculturative process, its common stressors, and characteristics associated with resiliency.

Thought-provoking and informative, Handbook of Mental Health and Acculturation in Asian American Families will enhance the understanding of the clinical and sociocultural problems Asian Americans face, providing clinicians with all the necessary insights to. Asian Americans make up 4% of the United States population, roughly 11 million people from China, India, Korea, the Philippines, Southeast Asia and Vietnam.

Despite the high risk for depression, language barriers, social stigma and availability make mental health care virtually obsolete among this growing minority. The National Latino and Asian American Study also found that second-generation immigrants are more likely than their parents to be diagnosed with mental health disorders, something that Dr.

Three decades of research on mental health show that Asian Americans exhibit large numbers of depressive symptoms, especially when compounded with factors such as stress [1].

Suicide is the fifth-leading cause of death among this population, as compared to the ninth-leading cause of death among Non-Hispanic white Americans[2].

This chapter reviews and critically examines issues regarding the mental health of Asians in the United States. As a distinct ethnic group in the United States, Asian Americans have experienced value conflicts between their own ethnic culture and that of mainstream Americans, as well as instances of racial prejudice and discrimination.

Given these. By giving South Asian Americans going through a mental illness a place to share their stories and to learn about other South Asian Americans’ mental health stories, I-AM SHAKTI seeks to break the silence.

It also aims to foster a sense of community and solidarity among South Asian Americans suffering from mental illness. This widely adopted text synthesizes an extensive body of research on Asian American personality development, identity, and mental health.

Uba focuses on how ethnocultural factors interact with minority group status to shape the experiences of members of diverse Asian American groups.3/5(3). Scientific research shows the severity of mental health issues among Asian Americans.

Studies have found a few common causes — shame, fear, and avoidance, all of which have roots in the culture. Asian-Americans report fewer mental health conditions than their white counterparts. However, they are more likely to consider and attempt suicide. There are several barriers to this population seeking help from mental health professionals, including language barriers, stigma, and lack of awareness of resources and mental health services.

Asian American Mental Health is a critical review of the literature and arose from a conference held in that explored the state of the art of the assessment of the mental health of Asian Americans. For the most part, the individual chapters are very good, although a few are uneven and difficult to read.Understanding and Addressing the Stigma in Mental Health Within the Asian and Asian-American Culture: /ch Mental health stigma can be defined as the display of negative attitudes, based on prejudice and misinformation, in response to a marker of illness.

Stigma.It is well documented that ethnic minorities who suffer from a mental health problem tend not to seek mental health services (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ).Abe-Kim et al. () found that for Asian Americans with a diagnosis consistent with criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (4th ed.

[DSM–IV]; American Psychiatric Association, ) .