to trying to get help for somebody else
or for yourself, it may take hearing about
someone’s personal journey to motivate
you to seek help.”
The team will use several elements
to ensure the workshops’ accessibility to
parents, Li adds. Besides explaining how
the information ties to their children’s
academic and social success, the
psychologists will teach the workshops
in Cantonese, English or Mandarin,
depending on each group’s makeup.
They’ll also present information on
psychological or psychiatric services as
one health-care alternative to consider,
instead of the only one.
“We want to respect their traditional
approaches to health-seeking,” says Li.
Tori DeAngelis is a writer in Syracuse, N. Y.
To apply for an AAPA-APF Okura Mental Health Leadership
Foundation Fellowship, go to www.apa.org/apf/funding/okura-fellow.aspx for an application. The next deadline is Oct. 1.