Title

Cultural and Contextual Influences in Mental Health Help Seeking: A Focus on Ethnic Minority Youth

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Volume

70

Issue

1

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Publication Date

2002

First Page

44

Last Page

55

DOI

10.1037/0022-006X.70.1.44

Abstract

In this article, a mental health help-seeking model is offered as a framework for understanding cultural and contextual factors that affect ethnic minority adolescents' pathways into mental health services. The effects of culture and context are profound across the entire help-seeking pathway, from problem identification to choice of treatment providers. The authors argue that an understanding of these help-seeking pathways provides insights into ethnic group differences in mental health care utilization and that further research in this area is needed.

Comments

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