Dr. Yuhuan Xie, Psychiatrist and the Clinical Director of Specialty Mental Health at Asian Health Services, was a panelist on the Stanford CARE “Asian American Mental Health Crisis” webinar on May 25th.
Asian Americans are among the least likely to seek mental health care. In one study, less than 9% sought any type of mental health services over one year compared with 18% of the general U.S. population. The COVID-19 pandemic, compounded by an increase in anti-Asian hate and violence, has further highlighted the lack of mental health awareness, research and treatment among the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
These were among the issues addressed by a virtual panel of mental health experts during a May 25 event organized by the Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education. The panelists, who shared personal and professional experiences, discussed the current state of mental health among the AAPI community and ways to overcome barriers to care.