Xie’s role with the grant will be to serve as a consulting psychologist for the national United Chinese Americans Youth Mental Health program.
She and her collaborators will develop and implement a three-year project to increase mental health awareness, decrease mental health stigma and improve help-seeking attitudes that decrease suicide risk among Asian immigrant families.
As an only child and an immigrant, Xie came to the U.S. 12 years ago from China for graduate study.
Xie’s primary role as a psychologist at the UCC is to provide clinical services to treat clients (college students) with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and provide suicide intervention/prevention.
Notre Dame has many Asian American and Asian international students.