- They have different views about mental illness
- They feel a stigma about using mental-health services
- They have little faith in psychotherapy
- They fear being institutionalized
- They have a limited awareness of services
- Services are culturally insensitive
A survey of data from New York City (where Asians make up 10% of the population) found that Asian Americans were more likely to be admitted as emergencies and to be diagnosed with schizophrenia or affective psychoses. Asians were 70% less likely to use inpatient services but stayed longer than non-Asian people when they did.
Shin, Jinah K. - Inpatient stays of Asian patients with psychiatric diagnoses in New York City Issues in Mental Health Nursing 30(2), 112-121