3386.0 Mental Health & Substance Abuse among Asian & Pacific Islanders

Monday, November 8, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
This session focuses on mental health issues and tobacco use among Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States. This session examines how cultural, psychosocial, and environmental factors shape the understanding and the detection of different mental health disorders, which will be paramount to raising awareness about and improving approaches targeting these understudied issues among the Asian and Pacific Islander community.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: (1) Describe the role of immigration related factors in the relationship between acculturative stress and depression, especially for API immigrants; (2) Identify at least one possible intervention strategies that will reduce substance use/abuse among young API women; and (3) List at least two ways religious factors affect mental health care in APIs.
Arnab Mukherjea, DrPH, MPH

Social and mental health challenges of urban dwelling Pakistanis in the post 911 era
Aisha Siddiqui, MPH, Ross Shegog, PhD and Jane Peranteau, PhD
Mental health services use among Asian American older adults: Findings from NLAAS
Domin Chan, PhD, MHS, Dolly A. John, MPH and David T. Takeuchi, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community, APHA-Equal Health Opportunity Committee, Mental Health, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)