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Ümit Bulut

Pensive photography of person in brown jacket with their hands folded.

Ümit Bulut

Asian Americans less likely to seek therapy, creating roadblocks to mental health care

Asian Americans are three times less likely to seek mental health care compared to white Americans.

Ümit Bulut

   

Some research suggests that Asian Americans experience higher rates of mental illness and fare worse with their mental health compared to non-Asian people. Data from the National Latino and Asian American Study found that Asian Americans are also less likely to seek mental health services compared to white Americans.

And for those who do attempt to seek out mental health services, they can come up against roadblocks like language barriers, cultural stigma, and even shame.

Reset discusses with a researcher and community builder to better understand what contributes to the problem and learn about an effort to create a space for healing.

GUESTS: Yoonsun Choi, professor, University of Chicago’s Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

Ada Cheng, writer, storyteller and educator

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