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depression

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

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

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

It’s perfectly normal to meet several therapists before deciding on one with whom you feel a good rapport. As with dating, “that didn’t suck” is not a high enough bar.

Ask a Model Min... | Sun, Jul 1st- 3:32pm | Blogger Column, depression, family, intergenerational conflict, mental health, model minority, overachievement, suicide, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Social Issues

This month's AAMMS post was submitted as a comment from a reader. Since I'm not doing this alone -- this column is about collective wisdom -- I'm going to be featuring readers' stories from time to time.

Ask a Model Min... | Fri, May 4th- 2:32am | Blogger Column, depression, family, intergenerational conflict, mental health, model minority, suicide, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Social Issues

The phone is in as visible an area as there is, and I am petrified that crying will make me seem unstable, prove that I am only faking, and they will keep me now even longer, but even as patients and nurses walk right by me, careful not to...

Ask a Model Min... | Tue, Jul 3rd- 12:59am | 5150, Blogger Column, depression, family, intergenerational conflict, Marin General, mental health, model minority, overachievement, suicide, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Social Issues

I did not want to attend Group Therapy, strongly averse to the idea of sharing personal information (even if strategically fictionalized) with the shufflers and hunchers, the lounging men of sudden hellos.

Ask a Model Min... | Tue, Jul 3rd- 12:40am | 5150, Blogger Column, depression, family, intergenerational conflict, Marin General, mental health, model minority, overachievement, suicide, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Social Issues

There is a breakfast call at around 7 a.m., but I ask my roommate for the time and decline the meal, telling the staff that I don’t eat breakfast. By 8 a.m. I am up though, because it counts against you to sleep the day away. There are...

Ask a Model Min... | Tue, Jul 3rd- 12:28am | 5150, Blogger Column, depression, family, intergenerational conflict, Marin General, mental health, model minority, overachievement, suicide, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Social Issues

I am given two sets of light blue pajamas, cotton pants and short-sleeve shirt with snap buttons, and except for the Marin General Hospital printed on the pocket, they’re not unattractive, functional and even comfortable. People wear them,...

Ask a Model Min... | Tue, Jul 3rd- 12:21am | 5150, Blogger Column, depression, family, intergenerational conflict, Marin General, mental health, model minority, overachievement, suicide, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Social Issues

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