4283.0 Grey Matter: Examining Mental Health in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 2:30 PM
Focusing on mental health issues among Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States, this session examines how cultural, psychosocial, and environmental factors shape mental health disorders. This research is paramount in raising awareness about and improving approaches that target these understudied issues among the Asian and Pacific Islander community.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: (1) Discuss how depression affects Native Hawaiian women; (2) Describe the linkage between suicidal ideation and substance use among Asian-American women; (3) Explain the impact of acculturation on health status among Asian immigrants; and (4) Identify at least two social factors that impact mental health.
Shipra Singh, MBBS, MPH, PhD

2:30 PM
Native Hawaiian women's experiences with and viewpoints of depression and associated help-seeking behaviors
Van M. Ta, PhD, MPH, Puihan Chao, PhD and Joseph Keawe'aimoku Kaholokula, PhD
2:50 PM
Suicidal ideation and substance use among Asian-American young women
Hyeouk Chris Hahm, PhD, LCSW, Lena Lundgren, PhD, Ja Yoon Uni Choe, Victoria Lo and Cecilia Vu
3:10 PM
Acculturation and health status among Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese Americans
Sunmin Lee, ScD, MPH, Lu Chen, MA, Carol Strong, MPH, Miho Tanaka, MPH and Hee-Soon Juon, PhD
3:30 PM
Social Determinants of Mental Health Problems Among Lower-Wage Chinese Immigrants
Jenny Hsin-Chun Tsai, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC and Elaine Adams Thompson, PhD, RN

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

Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: APHA-Equal Health Opportunity Committee, International Health, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)