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Award-Winning Drama Uncovers Depression in Asian American Community

posted by Mandy Day

The ValleyBy Mandy Day
AsAmNews Staff Writer

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

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Oct 27, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans’ Image of Mental Resilience Hides Unspoken Stresses

Asian Americans’ Image of Mental Resilience Hides Unspoken Stresses

posted by Randall

Campus tour

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

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Aug 28, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Study: Race Bias Doubles Suicide Consideration by Chinese Elders in U.S.

Study: Race Bias Doubles Suicide Consideration by Chinese Elders in U.S.

posted by Randall
Lydia Li

Lydia W. Li, PhD, of the University of Michigan shown speaking at the World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. (Zhihong Li/Sing Tao Daily)

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

Asian Americans

Jul 28, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on 2017 Reflection on Mental Illness Still being “White-Only”

2017 Reflection on Mental Illness Still being “White-Only”

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 
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

Chinese American

May 28, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on A Dying Mother and A Schizophrenic Son -Two Tragic Deaths

A Dying Mother and A Schizophrenic Son -Two Tragic Deaths

posted by Randall

mental healthMental health is an uncomfortable topic for many Asian Americans.

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

Asian Americans

Sep 20, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on I Feel Alive: Asian American Suicide Prevention Campaign Releases New Video

I Feel Alive: Asian American Suicide Prevention Campaign Releases New Video

posted by Randall

I feel Alive campaign
 
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 Americans

Jun 4, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on CDC Report Shows Wide Disparities in Asian Americans’ Health

CDC Report Shows Wide Disparities in Asian Americans’ Health

posted by Randall
Asian American familyBy Ed Diokno

 

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,

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Apr 10, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Mercury News: Skits Seek to Soften Asian Parental Expectations

Mercury News: Skits Seek to Soften Asian Parental Expectations

posted by Randall

StressA new workshop that includes vignettes on Asian parental expectations is making its way around the San Francisco Bay Area to good reviews.

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

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Feb 3, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Police Investigate Apparent Suicide of Indian American Teen

Police Investigate Apparent Suicide of Indian American Teen

posted by Randall
Ritu Sachdeva

Ritu Sachdeva

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

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 22, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on “The Rock” Talks about His Bouts with Depression

“The Rock” Talks about His Bouts with Depression

posted by Randall

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson on depression


 
By Ed Diokno
 
‘Running amok’ is a common phrase you probably have heard. Did you know that the word “amok” is of Malaysian origin? “Amok” refers to a person, usually male, who goes on a rampage and starts killing everyone in sight and it usually ends with that person

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