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ERIC Number: ED174709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Asian Pacific American Mental Health Needs for the Future.
Okura, K. Patrick
This paper focuses on the problems of discrimination and disadvantagement faced by Asian and Pacific Americans. It is argued that discrimination and institutional racism have a negative effect on the mental health of this minority group. Recommendations made by a subpanel to the President's Commission on Mental Health to deal with these problems are outlined. They include: (1) provisions in mental health policies to acknowledge the unique cultures, languages, and lifestyles of Asian and Pacific Americans; (2) the enactment of an income maintenance program; (3) repeal of discriminatory legislation; (4) equity for immigrants and refugees coming to the United States; (5) recognition of the rights of Asian and Pacific American patients in health and mental health settings; (6) the enactment of a bill to establish a Division for Minority Group Mental Health Council and other advisory bodies; and (8) the allocation of funds for the development and support of bilingual and bicultural rehabilitation programs for Asian and Pacific Americans with developmental needs. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Presidents Commission on Mental Health
Note: Paper presented at the APHA Annual Meeting (Los Angeles, California, October 15-19, 1978); Not available in paper copy due to the reproduction quality of the original document