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  •  Yo, "Immigrant" not "model minority" is the key (3+ / 0-)

    From the American Psychiatric Association Office of Minority and National Affairs factsheet

    Asian Americans are less likely to use mental health services than other populations, and US‐born Asians are more likely than foreign‐born Asian Americans to seek help for mental health problems from medical care providers, mental health providers, or alternative medicine sources.  
     Perceptions of mental illness as a weakness and source of shame/burden to family (cultural stigma) and different cultural norms about what constitutes appropriate mental health interventions
    are among key barriers to care for people from other cultures, and the effect is worse the lower their socio-economic status.  

    The Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho  and Oikos University shooter One L. Goh both fall into that category along with this Greek-American man who killed his mother, who thought exorcism would help with his mental health problems.  The priest did advise going to a doctor right away, but it was too late.  

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold...The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity" -W.B. Yeats

    by LucyandByron on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 05:23:36 PM PST

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