This team will tackle suicide among Chinese immigrant families. Asian American youth are at high risk for suicide and their parents often want to help, but face stigma, communication and language barriers. The team will develop and disseminate culturally tailored, evidence-informed, and scalable programs and tools focused on mental health awareness, stigma reduction, and help-seeking that directly empower Asian immigrant families to live their healthiest lives.
The team’s strategies at the individual level will destigmatize and educate youth about mental health. Strategies at the family level will improve parenting practices and parent-child communication, while community level strategies will be aimed at school districts and community organizations in Washington DC, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, and Washington state.