This is due partly to reticence when it comes to talking about mental health in many Asian cultures and partly to a lack of competency among mental health professionals to address the specific needs of Asian Americans. The result has been a burgeoning mental health crisis among Asian Americans. “Asian Americans are three times less likely to seek mental healthcare than white Americans.” Asian Americans are often less equipped to talk honestly about facing discrimination or harassment. Asian Americans are three times less likely to seek mental healthcare than white Americans, according to data collected in 2012 from the National Latino and Asian American Study. A lack of cultural competency among mental health professionals in addressing issues specific to Asian Americans is also a big challenge.
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