This study investigated the prevalence of unmet mental health care needs (UMHCN) and their associated factors among 2344 Asian Americans directly exposed to the World Trade Center (WTC) attack 10 to 11 years afterwards. Given the pervasive underutilization of mental health services among Asians, their subjective evaluation of unmet needs could provide more nuanced information on disparities of service. Results suggest that continued outreach efforts to provide mental health education to Asian communities to increase knowledge about stressful life events, mental illness, mental health conditions, mental health service use, and treatment options, reduce stigmatization of mental illness, and offer free mental health services are crucial to address UMHCN.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Unmet Mental Health Care Needs Among Asian Americans 10–11 Years After Exposure to the World Trade Center Attack created by Winnie W. Kung, PhD, MSW, Xiaoran Wang, and Xinhua Liu, PhD in 2019.
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Winnie W. Kung, PhD, MSW
Dr. Kung is an associate professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. Her research interests mainly focus on mental health and families, with an emphasis on cultural impacts. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.
Xiaoran Wang is a doctoral student at the Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University. At Fordham University, she conducts social policy analyses on the impact of the termination of China’s one-child policy on child and parental well-being.
Xinhua Liu, PhD
Xinhua Liu is a Professor of Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Xinhua Liu has collaborated with epidemiologists, bio-pharmacists, clinical psychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and other medical professionals and is widely published in many areas.
L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Acknowledge the large percentage of Asian survivors from the 9/11 attacks, and thier mental health needs.
Identify the cultural, language, and financial barriers to treatment.
Apply cultural consideration, financial grants, and language services to outreach for treatment.
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