The 2017 San Diego Asian Film Festival is well underway, featuring films from first time filmmakers to internationally acclaimed directors. AsAm News had the opportunity to talk to Saila Kariat, an Indian American filmmaker who screened her first, but already award-winning feature length film, The Valley at the UltraStar … Read more
By Alexis Anderson
One of the most comprehensive efforts to measure comparable rates of psychiatric disorders among different racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. found that Asian Americans appear to be paragons of stable mental health.
Asian Americans have a 2.1 percent lifetime chance of having a generalized anxiety disorder, according to the … Read more
A new study has found a connection among Chinese elders between experiencing racial discrimination and the risk of suicide, reports Sing Tao Daily/New American Media.
The study by Lydia W. Li, … Read more
By Sophia Whittemore
I’ve heard it from my own family members.
“That (mental illness) is a White person thing.”
I might suggest that somebody, a friend or a close neighbor, needs help for a mental illness. I’m quickly dismissed with a wave of the hand and the “go-away-now” comment of, … Read more
Whether it’s cultural or otherwise, it’s an issue the community needs to confront the same way it might attack racism and discrimination.
One story that sheds light on this darkness is unfortunately one of tragedy. It’s a story of a dying mother, a schizophrenic son … Read more
A catchy new public service campaign has been released to give a lift to anyone feeling a little down or even depressed.
Launched by motivational speaker, songwriter and TV/Radio host Larissa Lam, I Feel Alive features a number of Asian American celebrities.
The campaign is meant to coincide with Suicide Prevention Month.… Read more
Asian American adults are the healthiest, both physically and psychologically, in the United States, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report also refutes the notion that all Asian Americans can be viewed as one mononlithic group when treating their health ailments.
Of the group,… Read more
The Mercury News reports the workshops produced by psychiatrists from Stanford University is especially timely given that four of the last nine suicides of Palo Alto youth were Asian.
Not coincidentally, Stanford … Read more
Authorities are trying to determine if the suicide of an Indian American student in Murphy, Texas is connected with the death of a classmate the same day, reports India West.
The parents of Ritu Sachdeva, 17, found their daughter dead in her bedroom January 31. The coroner determined Ritu died of an overdose … Read more