Questions to help assess and intervene around mental health concerns
Ask the patient more about their specific Asian identity and culture (as there can be a sense of loss of identity under the broad ‘Asian’ category), and use the patient’s provided language (e.g., “Bengali” vs. “Asian”) which may require a translator
What does depression mean to you?
Have you noticed any changes in your thoughts about yourself or the world
Are there non-Western interventions you have explored?
Are there resources in your community to support you with coping
Data supports the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Asian Americans to help in managing intense situations. Would you be interested in information or resources
Report hate incidents to the national Stop AAPI Hate campaign and to OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates hate incident reporting system