Coping with Tragedies

Coping with Tragedies

A lot has been happening locally and globally. It may feel like these devastations are happening in higher frequency than before, and perhaps they are. While it is disheartening to see that these tragedies are occurring, let us not forget that there are many ways to grow from it, help our community and contribute for [...]

Insurance Jargon

Insurance Jargon

Access Issues to Mental Health: Part 4 Insurance benefits can puzzle and confuse many members because of all the unfamiliar jargon and numbers. This blog will focus only on mental health benefits, which are often a separate coverage in addition to medical health coverage. These are the most often used terms that clients should know [...]

The Cost of Access

The Cost of Access

Access Issues to Mental Health: Part 3 In 2011, 62.3% of Californians who needed mental health treatment did not receive this service (see link to data below). While insurance companies are required to provide mental health benefits, access to these benefits can range widely. Cost is a major barrier to access, even with the help [...]

The Treatment Gap: An Asian American Experience

The Treatment Gap: An Asian American Experience

It is not new information that Asian Americans access fewer mental health services in comparison to the rest of the population (4). I have spent the past 5 years in my work trying to understand the patterns and trends behind the gap in treatment. I have worked with immigrants from Southeast Asia and their American [...]