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Depression, Stigma and the Model Minority Myth in the Asian-American Community

Mental Health and Wellness Radio

Release Date: 03/25/2013

Ryan Macasero opened up about his battles with depression and anxiety in an essay for The FilAm, a Filipino magazine. The essay is titled “Young journalist opens up about overcoming depression: The Asian American in isolation.” His story recently won him a journalism award. Ryan speaks with host Jenee Darden about his journey to recovery, obstacles immigrant families face, and mental health stigma in the Asian & Pacific Islander community. He also speaks on the pressures some Asians face from the Model Minority MythRyan is a social media producer and reporter for Rappler.com.