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Promoting Mental Health in Asian Immigrants

Pei-Wen Winnie Ma, Munyi Shea and Christine J. Yeh

in The Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780195396423
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195396423.013.0028

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Promoting Mental Health in Asian Immigrants

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Abstract This chapter focuses on promoting mental health among Asian immigrants. First, we provide background information about this growing and diverse community. Next, we discuss cultural adjustment, underuse of mental health services, and why it is important to develop services for Asian immigrants. We then describe the major factors that contribute to Asian immigrants’ mental health, including acculturation, social support, and spirituality, as well as Asian immigrants’ use of collectivistic coping strategies. Finally, implications for prevention programs, research, and education are discussed.

Keywords: Asian immigrant mental health; Asian immigrant prevention; Asian immigrant mental health promotion; Asian immigrant adjustment and mental health

Article.  11843 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Counselling Psychology

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