Addressing the Mental Health Problems of Chinese International College Students in the United States

  • Meirong Liu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Keywords: Chinese international students, mental health


This article identifies unique mental health problems experienced by Chinese international students in the United States. The uniqueness of these problems suggests the need to address them independently from other Chinese and international student communities. First, an overview of the common sources of mental health problems and specific stressors these students face is provided. This article then develops culturally sensitive programming recommendations to improve collaborative efforts between health providers, mental health social workers, faculty, and academic staff within universities to serve these students more effectively.

Author Biography

Meirong Liu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
School of Social Work, Ph.D. Candidate