The fourth annual Asian American & Pacific Islander Mental Health Forum, “Making the Invisible Visible,” took place on May 17 at Simmons College. More than 100 professionals attended the forum.
Nine Asian American high school students from Malden received awards for their “Photovoice” projects on mental health during the Strides Against Stigma event on April 27 at Boston University’s Nickerson Field.
The project originated from the Chinese Culture Connection in Malden, and was supported by the Institute for Community Health and the Asian American Civic Association.
Friday, May 17, 2013 | 8:30-4:00 | Simmons College, 300 Fenway, Boston MA 02115
Mental illness has a stigma in the Chinese community, making it difficult for affected individuals to seek help. “Many people feel ashamed about their problems and doubt the treatment,” said George Hsu, a retired professor of psychiatric medicine at Tufts Medical Center, who participated in the series.