Bringing Greater Awareness to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Behavioral Health

samhsaSquareDeveloped in recognition of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, these briefs from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration include an overview of selected programs that address behavioral health disparities among Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) boys and young men as well as offer effective tools and best practices for stakeholders. Even as one of the fastest-growing minority populations, the AANHPI community is often overlooked in national mental health discussions, and is often the least likely of the racial and ethnic groups to seek care. Research indicates this is due to risk factors including a lack of insurance, not knowing where to find appropriate services, cultural norms, and language barriers.