Hoang is the founder of Viet-CARE, a group of mental health professionals working to end the stigma attached to mental health and address mental health disparities in the Vietnamese American community.
The problem is one the Cambodian community also faces.
“It’s very alarming given there are such drastic needs in multiple communities, Southeast Asian American communities for sure,” Lo said.
(Courtesy of VROC)Community-defined practicesOne of the efforts to reduce mental health disparities in the state is the California Reducing Disparities Project .
Among grantees is the Cambodian Advocacy Collaborative, a group of five Southern California organizations: The Cambodian Family, Cambodian Assn.