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Why Asian Parents Don’t Understand Mental Health, And How To Change That.

It’s difficult for most people to talk about mental health with their loved ones, but this lack of communication is especially prominent in the Asian community where the concept is often misunderstood. Megan Simpson, a Toronto nursing student who has struggled with depression, knows this too well. In a blog she wrote for U.K. mental health charity Mind in February, Simpson revealed how challenging it was to talk to her Taiwanese mother about her diagnosis. “For [my mom], mental health […]

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