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Exploring Disparities and the Development of Mental Health in Asian Communities

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Exploring Disparities and the Development of Mental Health in Asian Communities

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This paper is in the process of being published. I also conducted this review paper to develop my knowledge of Psychology and Mental Health.

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Mental Health is a subject that is commonly overlooked and contains negative connotations regarding treatment and diagnosis, specifically in Asian Communities. This research investigates the reason Asian Americans have the lowest treatment rates for mental health compared to other populations in the U.S., the factors that could lead to the development of mental illnesses, as well as the gaps in the mental health care system that are contributors to why this issue is ongoing. This paper highlights and addresses the root causes of the issues as well as proposes different methods for how the prevalence of untreated mental health in Asian Communities may be mitigated. Mental health is such an important issue to discuss because when left untreated, it could lead to a multitude of problems that manifest themselves into emotional and physical issues that could be severely detrimental to one's way of living.

Oyesola Oluwafunmilayo

Oyesola Oluwafunmilayo

Polygence mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy


Psychology, Business, Biology, Social Science


gender-based violence prevention and intervention; global health; public health; racial disparities in programs and health outcomes; program evaluation, culturally-responsive approaches to teaching, policy advocacy, community-based research methods




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