I am lucky to say I have now made some friends through both my advocacy work and our Twitch channel. Anino is one such friend and is near and dear to my heart. He's always keeping me on my toes with new perspectives, books and theories and this interview was no exception.
Anino gave us a deeper look into the specific issues Asian Americans (yes, a very broad term) have to face when it comes to mental health. I truly value learning about this new perspective and hope you also find something new in it to take away for yourself.
Anino's intense story starts at the 20 min mark, and some facts are thrown at you at the 1h20m mark.
Check out the video and then the references below.
Until Next Time,
Lee, S., Juon, H.-S., Martinez, G., Hsu, C. E., Robinson, E. S., Bawa, J., & Ma, G. X. (2009). Model Minority at Risk: Expressed Needs of Mental Health by Asian American Young Adults. Journal of Community Health, 34(2), 144–152. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-008-9137-1
Le Meyer, Oanh,Zane, Nolan,Cho, Young Il,Takeuchi, David T. “Use of specialty mental health services by Asian Americans with psychiatric disorders.” Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol 77(5), Oct 2009, 1000-1005
Sue, S., Cheng, J. Y., Saad, C. S., & Chu, J. P. (2012). Asian American mental health: A call to action.. American Psychologist, 67(7), 532-544.