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mental health

Mom and writer Sharline Chiang struggles to tell her mom the truth about her postpartum depression and anxiety. 

Sharline Chiang | Fri, Nov 15th- 1:39pm | mental health, postpartum depression spectrum, pregnancy, Culture, Essay, Gender, Health & Environment, Parenthood

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- 3:47pm | 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- 2:30pm | 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- 1:12pm | Blogger Column, mental health, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Social Issues

Reflections on the echoes of Cho Seung-Hui.

Kevin Lee | Wed, Jan 25th- 1:59pm | Cho Seung-Hui, guns, mental health, tragedy, violence, Virginia Tech, News & Politics

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- 1:35pm | 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- 5:02pm | 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- 2:32pm | 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- 1:32am | 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... | Mon, Jul 2nd- 11:59pm | 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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