Talking about depression can be hard for Asian Americans, but services can help


This piece explores suicide and depression in the Asian American population, identifying suicide “as the ninth leading cause of death among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the 10th leading cause of all deaths in the U.S.”

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The issue of stigma, experts add, can also create hesitation among some to seek help. “If you’re not used to talking to people to solve problems, it appears that you’re sharing your ‘dirty laundry’ with others. And that is also shameful because you need to keep everything within the family and not present it in a shameful way to others. But discussing mental health and educating people about it is key to de-stigmatizing depression and suicide.