Asian Americans are less likely to seek mental health help than other Americans. 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.
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Research shows that 2.7 million Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders have a mental and/or substance use disorder (SUD). But several cultural and structural barriers prevent Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders from accessing mental health services.
Most racial/ethnic minority groups overall have similar—or in some cases, fewer—mental disorders than whites. However, the consequences of mental illness in minorities may be long lasting.
Although IPV affects individuals across race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic background, minority women experience IPV at disproportionately high rates.
Asian Americans are often perceived as a single homogeneous group; however, this population of 21 million people consists of more than 28 subgroups with multiple languages, religions, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds.