Asian-American Students and Mental Health
Release Date: 10/31/2013
Mental illness doesn’t care about your race, culture or age. However, culture can play a role in how we view mental health. And it can affect our access to proper care.
Health journalist Katherine Kam did a three-part series on Asian-American students, depression and suicide for New America Media. She's also a 2012 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow. Katherine reports that according to the CDC, 19% of Asian Americans students said they have seriously considered suicide during the past year.