Cultural and Contextual Influences in Mental Health Help Seeking: A Focus on Ethnic Minority Youth
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
American Psychological Association
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.
Cauce, A.M., Domenech Rodríguez, M., Paradise, M., Shea, J.M., Cochran, B., Srebnik, D., & Baydar, N. (2002). Cultural and contextual influences upon the help-seeking of ethnic minority youth. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70, 44-55.