The Vietnamese American community has become more open to approaching mental health professionals. This increased openness has been linked to a “progressive” attitude from mental health professionals.
Dong-Matsuda, a mental health professional and community volunteer, also notes that the Vietnamese American community has shown resilience and has found some forms of coping through religious practices, as well as annual traditions and celebrations. The familial support, financial and emotional, found in the Vietnamese American community is another contributing factor towards the strength seen in the members of the Vietnamese American community.
By: Deanna Tran