The Model Minority: How Racial Stereotypes and Cultural Expectations Contribute to Mental Health Issues Among Asian-Americans

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Asian Americans (especially first generation) face a common struggle around identity and belonging.  Pressures of achievement, perfection, and family honor lead to often undiagnosed mental illness in Asian Americans.  How might other Asian American experiences contribute to mental illness? 


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