Social Issues

Social Issues Thesis Review


Lannert, B. K. (2010). Predictors of help-seeking in a national sample of Asian American: The effects of demographics, language, disorder, distress, and ethnicity

Summary of Topic

The topic of this thesis focuses on mental health issues which affect many people from all over the world. However, some people may seek out help for their mental health problems and some do not. The cause of this may be related to various factors such as age, gender, mental disorder status, language barriers, distress, or even discrimination. However, other causes may be different cultural beliefs and norms for people of different races that have their own unique views and behaviors toward seeking out help for their mental issues through the use of professional mental health services. Mental health behaviors among a race may be associated with the perceptions, attitudes, values as well as the beliefs of those affected. This is also subjective to individual experiences for those who deal with mental health problems, which is specific to underutilization of mental health services and disparities in care.