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.
Katherine looks at how academic pressures from family and society, along with cultural stigma can affect the mental health of Asian American high school and college students.