The purpose of this thesis was to develop a grant proposal to fund a support group for Asian Indian adults in the Orange County area of California. The goal of this group would be to increase decrease stigma about mental illness through the provision of mutual aid and psychoeducation. The Mental Health Association of Orange County was the host agency for this program. The funding agency selected was Kaiser Permanente Thrive in Orange County.
Based on the review of the literature, integrating concepts of collectivism, the Hindu religion, and explaining mental illness in the context of medical symptoms are all important components of the development of a culturally sensitive support group for Asian Indians. The program would encourage participants to share their experience with mental illnesses in the context of the Asian Indian culture.
The actual funding of this grant proposal was not necessary to complete the project.
|Commitee:||Kim, Mimi, Santhiveeran, Janaki|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Asian American Studies, Mental health, Social work, Public Health Education|
|Keywords:||Asian Indians, Mental health, Mental wellness, Orange County, Psychoeducational, Support groups|
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