Mental Health Campaign in Chinese American Communities Launched
“Mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, are widespread in the U.S. According to The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), from 2004 to 2007, an average of 16.2 percent of Chinese American 18-25 year olds reported serious psychological distress in the past year. Despite the high prevalence among this group, only one in nine (11.2 percent) Asian American young adults with serious psychological distress received care within the past 12 months. Overall the rates at which racial and ethnic minority young adults seek treatment are much lower than their Caucasian counterparts.” (Source: SAMHSA)
Read the whole press release and follow the links to the Campaign's Chinese language website that adresses these facts.
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New Research & Recommendations
This report (PDF 3.8MB) offers guidance for community organizations and those who fund social change in how best to harness the power of local media-making for community health improvement. Spanish-language version is now available. Una versión en español de este informe esta en la web.