Saturday, December 2, 2006
Newcomers with radically different beliefs about mental health, such as Hmong refugees from Southeast Asia, have had to reconcile their different understanding of the causes of mental illness.
Doctors and others who work with immigrants say being in a new country, without the support of family and surrounded by a foreign culture can be a real psychological hardship.
A National Latino and Asian American Study, concluded by December 2003 with funding from the National Institute of Mental Health suggested that recent Hispanic and Asian immigrants had a lower incidence of mental disorders than Americans, but accessed help far less often. Click here.