Willingness to seek professional mental health service in three ethnic groups of Asian Americans

Hyunwoo Yoon, Yuri Jang

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Abstract

The study explored factors associated with willingness to seek professional mental health service in three ethnic groups of Asian Americans (Chinese, Vietnamese, and Filipino). Mental health needs reduced the odds of having willingness to seek service in the Chinese sample. In the Vietnamese sample, the linkage between the presence of mental health needs and willingness to seek service was less likely when they had a higher level of the social network. Findings demonstrated similarities and differences between and within subgroups, providing both general and group-specific implications in bridging the gap between mental health needs and service use in Asian Americans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-461
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

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Keywords

  • Asian Americans
  • attitudes toward mental health service
  • mental health needs
  • service use
  • stigma
  • willingness to seek mental health service

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