From The Patient’s Perspective: Asian Americans and Mental Health

By Kelley Hattox, Behavioral Health ConsultantDoyen Consulting Group When we think of mental health in minority populations, a certain kind of profile may come into cultural our consciousness.  Rarely does the face that auto-generates have Asian characteristics.  Growing up in a Japanese household, my family used to remark that we didn’t relate to the biases and discriminations that most minorities …

Historical Trauma in Diverse Communities

Culture and Ethnicity plays a key role in not only how individuals access mental health resources, but also how individuals perceive and experience mental illness, including whether they choose to seek help and how they turn to that for support. First and foremost, we recognize that there is a lack of culturally and linguistically appropriate services for diverse communities on …

Navigating the Nightmare

By Derek Lawrence ClintonDoyen Consulting Group Let’s face it: mental health is difficult. For many of us, it is the most difficult battle we will ever fight. Things get personal, and so do our responses. Life seems overwhelming, and we may not even realize why. Therapy seems expensive, convoluted, even unattainable and unreliable. The infrastructure, provided by the government cohorts …