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    Why Asian Americans Limit the Use of Mental Health Services

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    This 12 page paper provides a project proposal for studying this subject. The paper includes a literature review and proposal for a survey. Specifics are relayed. Information about methods to be used is also included. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

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    services are vast and varied. Yet, they seem to pertain primarily to unique cultural variables that will be discussed in depth. The primary focus of such an investigation begins with  the formation of a research problem and an attempt to determine the relevance of the proposed study. How will the study add to existing knowledge or improve the practice? It  seems that an intense study of this problem should lead to a better community outreach as it respects Asian Americans. In the mental health field, outreach is important, because it  can mean the difference been happiness and great suffering. People who are depressed or possess other mental health problems may keep these to themselves and this is dangerous. Through studying  the situation whereby Asian Americans avoid mental health care, and understanding why this is the case, intervention methods may be created for future gain. In doing such a study, major  dependent variables are the use of mental health services consisting of psychiatric help inclusive of medication, therapy, education, counseling and support groups. Major independent variables are culture, religion, socioeconomic  status, age, gender, language proficiency, insurance coverage, family structure, immigration status and whether or not the counselors speak their dialects. It seems that the theory which best describes the underlying  expected relationships among variables is related to the stratification hypothesis. The stratification hypothesis is a theory that predicts social factors as it is differentiated from referral patterns of  adults into mental health clinics (Takechu & Manking, 1998). The hypothesis is also something that is related to Rosenfields thesis which suggests that people who have limited access to power  are not as likely as the powerful to look for mental health treatment voluntarily (Takechu & Manking, 1998). Based on research, it seems that Caucasians are more likely to 

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