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Ask a Model Minority Suicide

In honor of Asian Pacific American Mental Health Day, AAMMS revisits its roots and considers the impact of a mantra like "It Gets Better."

Ask a Model Min... | Sun, Jul 15th- 4:47pm | depression, mental health, suicide, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Social Issues

Forced piano lessons: a running joke in Asian America, calling to mind women named Amy (Tan, Chua...). Sam goes beyond the cliches to define the significance of piano in her childhood home.

 

Ask a Model Min... | Sun, Jul 1st- 3:30pm | Blogger Column, depression, family, intergenerational conflict, mental health, model minority, overachievement, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Parenthood

How one therapist's unconventional approach has helped people across the world.

Theresa Celebra... | Fri, Feb 1st- 2:12pm | Blogger Column, mental health, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Social Issues

Guest blogger Louise Tam's second post in her series on the MAD Movement's critique of the psychiatric complex.

 

Louise Tam | Mon, Dec 19th- 2:58pm | Mad movement, Ask a Model Minority Suicide

Filmmaker Vanessa Yee opens up about the anxiety she feels at speaking on her own documentary. Called The Laundromat, it's about Asian American silence and shame.

 

Vanessa Yee | Thu, Nov 10th- 11:45am | Blogger Column, Laundromat, Vanessa Yee, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Film, Social Issues

Catherine Traywick
Most of the designers author Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu interviewed (including notables like Phillip Lim, Derek Lam and Doo-Ri...

Sylvie Kim | Mon, Oct 31st- 3:44pm | Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Front of the Book, Issue 23: Bittersweet - Spring 2011, Media, Politics, Race, TV

A guest post with a critical perspective on clinical psychology and psychiatry. Why might you not want to seek therapy for care?

Louise Tam | Fri, Sep 16th- 11:13pm | Mad movement, psychiatric survivor, Ask a Model Minority Suicide

Being the son of a Hardass Asian Dad is as hard as you think it would be. A moving post from AAMMS' first male guest writer.

 

Ask a Model Min... | Tue, Jul 26th- 2:35pm | Blogger Column, depression, family, intergenerational conflict, mental health, model minority, Social Issues, Ask a Model Minority Suicide

How do you combat depressive thoughts and keep yourself from sinking further into depression or stress? We offer tips for better mental health using Eeyore, the melancholic donkey from Winnie the Pooh, to educate laypeople about...

Marissa Lee | Fri, Jul 1st- 2:32am | Blogger Column, cognitive distortions, eeyore, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Health & Environment

When I present at conferences about Asian Americans and mental illness, I try to give the Asian Americans + Mental Illness 102 presentation. A lot of mental health professionals get Asian American 101, where they're taught about how Asians face...

Marissa Lee | Sun, Jun 26th- 6:02pm | Blogger Column, depression, mental health, model minority, overachievement, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Social Issues

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