Title

Strategies for Working with Asian Americans in Mental Health: Community Members’ Policy Perspectives and Recommendations

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2017

Subject Area

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Abstract

This qualitative study used snowball sampling of individuals known to provide informal assistance to Asian American community members with their mental health problems in a locality in the South where there has been an exponential increase of the Asian American population. The major themes found include: (1) the existence of cultural, language, knowledge, and transportation barriers and the importance of policy in addressing them; (2) the impact of the model minority myth and the need for inclusive policymaking; and (3) the unique service and policy needs of immigrants. Findings demonstrate the importance and value of including diverse Asian American individuals in mental health policymaking efforts.

Publication Title

Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research

Volume

44

Issue

5

First Page

771

Last Page

781

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1007/s10488-016-0784-8

PubMed ID

28054198

ISSN

0894587X

E-ISSN

15733289

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