asian american mental health

Why Saving Face Doesn’t Work: 3 Ways to Combat Mental Health Stigma for Asian Americans

Asians don’t go to therapy. Why would I pay a stranger to listen to me share about my feelings? I can figure things out on my own. When things are really bad then I’ll go talk to someone.

I often hear these statements in different pockets of Asian American communities. I’ve spoken with many people about the importance of therapy, and have often found that “mental health” is an unfamiliar term for many Asian Americans. Why is this so?