Depression and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Asian and Pacific Islander Americans represent one of the fastest growing segments of the population. Unfortunately, depression is the second leading cause of death in this group, with the highest rate of suicide among women between 15-24 years of age. While depression is a common and highly treatable disorder affecting over 17-20 million Americans annually, the pressures Asian Americans sometimes feel compound and complicate their ability to get help—only 27 percent seek help and/or treatment.
- Health Coverage and Access to Care Among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders
- Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
- National Library of Medicine Asian American Health: Behavioral and Mental Health Issues resources
- Information in Chinese (pdf)