Eng, Daniel K. and Judith K. TenElshof. “Addressing the Stigma Associated with Seeking Help for Mental Health Among Asian Americans.” Journal of Psychology and Christianity 39, no.2 (2020): 125–133.
This article examines the stigma associated with seeking help for mental health struggles among
Asian Americans and proposes ways a local church can help reduce this stigma. Two dimensions of
the Asian American experience are discussed in view of the relevance to receive mental health help:
the collectivistic identity and the stereotype of the model minority. After that, we examine how the
message of the New Testament, especially the Gospels and Acts, addresses the fear of stigma among
Asian Americans. Finally, we propose some ways a local church can foster a safe environment for
Asian Americans to receive help for their mental health struggles.
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