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Help-Seeking among Asian and Pacific Americans: A Multiperspective Analysis

Author: Yamashiro,-Greg; Matsuoka,-Jon-K.
Author Background:
Date 3/1/97
Type Journal
Journal Title: Social-Work
Volume/Pages 42, 2, 176-186.
Subject Matter Asian Pacific Islander
Abstract Attitudes of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders toward mental health & help-seeking partly account for rates of underutilization of formal mental health services. Cultural themes & concepts associated with service utilization are explored here to better understand patterns & trends in help-seeking in a Western context. Analysis of the norms & values governing Asian & Pacific Islander behaviors reveals numerous implications for sensitive & effective treatment. 40 References. Adapted from the source document