Feb 12, · Asian-Americans tend to avoid mental health services for other reasons: lack of insurance or access to care, a belief that services are mismatched to their needs, or too few professionals who Author: Katherine Kam. Mental Health and Asian Americans. Suicide was the 9th leading cause of death for Asian Americans, and the 10th leading cause of death for White Americans, in 1 Southeast Asian refugees are at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) associated with trauma experienced before and after immigration to the U.S.
Thank you for writing this article and sharing about these common challenges. While not true for all Asian Americans, it has been my experience that it is commonly known that Asian Americans don't go to therapy. This is true for most other groups of people of color as well. That's why we do have July as mental health awareness month for minorities. 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 Author: Nishi, Koko.
The New York Coalition for Asian Mental Health (NYCAAMH) strives to improve the quality of mental health care services in Asian American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area. Our mission is to address the unmet mental health care needs and service disparities of the Asian American population through advocacy, community service.