Improving Mental Health For The Asian Community: Too Little, Too Late?

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Authors: Samson Tse

Year: 2002

Event: 2002 TheMHS Conference

Subject: Transcultural Mental Health, multicultural, book of proceedings

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

Abstract: Results of the latest New Zealand Census (June, 2001) revealed that the Asian population has grown from the fourth in 1996 to the third largest ethnic group in the country, just behind Maori. This paper examines mental health issues related to children, youth and family, domestic violence against women, problem gambling, education, psychiatric morbidity and elder care services in New Zealand. The paper is concluded by highlighting a basic framework to aim at improving the metal health status of the Asian community in New Zealand and Australia.

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