Whether developing a brain disease like Alzheimer’s or emotional decline like depression, older Asians in the United States, many who immigrated here later in life, face a range of barriers to getting help. Continue reading
A panel on Asian American mental health, “Invisible minority no more,” took place on Nov. 12 at the Monroe C. Gutman Library. Continue reading
The strongly interconnected nature of Chinese family dynamics, in which children are seen as extensions of the family unit and children’s wishes must often be subordinated to suit parents’ priorities, Chinese American students may struggle more with these issues and feel torn regarding which cultural “script” to follow when they gain greater exposure to their American classmates. Continue reading
By Justin Chen, psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Lusha Liu, psychiatrist In April, Harvard University sophomore Andrew Sun jumped to his death from a seven-story building in Boston. He was 20 years old. News of Sun’s suicide shocked the Harvard community. The well-liked young man originally from China had moved as a rising high school sophomore to the United States, where he quickly distinguished himself as an outstanding and ambitious student. At Harvard he studied economics, tutored children in South Boston and was active in a campus Christian association; colleagues there remembered him as a caring and supportive friend … Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading