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Depression haunts many Asian college students in US

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Moving away from home and going to college can be stressful for anyone, but Asian-American students often face culturally related factors—model minority expectations and family pressures, among them—that can affect their mental well-being.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SF consulate, San Mateo County sign accord to aid mentally distressed Fil-Ams

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Daly City officials and representatives of the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco at signing of a memorandum of understanding to address the mental health issues among Fil-Ams. From left: Ronnie Ferrer, protocol officer, Philippine Consulate; Deputy Consul-General Jaime Ramon T. Ascalon; Daly City Mayor Ray Buenaventura; City Council Member Mike Guingona; Stephen Kaplan, Director of the San Mateo County BHRS.  PHOTO BY ROSE PAQUETTE

Filipino Americans have higher rates of depression than the general US population, yet 75 percent of them have never used any type of mental health service. Fil-Ams also have a lower rate of seeking mental health treatment than other Asian Americans.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Fil-Am aid team tries to reach mentally ill seniors in SF Bay Area

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Lawyers seek out mesothelioma victims for compensation in cable TV ads.

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Mental health workers strike for safety in Long Beach

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Workers at La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center in Long Beach, California, are demanding better protection from assaults by patients.  PHOTO BY HIYASMIN QUIJANO

Nearly 200 workers of La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center in North Long Beach, including several Filipinos, went on strike, demanding workplace safety and better pay.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Dr. Howie Rosen discusses Alzheimer’s disease at Herbst Auditorium

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an awful disease that afflicts millions of elderly people, regardless of ethnicity and races, and Asians are no exceptions.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Events | Read More »

Climate change threatens mental health too—study

Flooding, drought and superstorms boosted by climate change are not only poised to ravage human habitats but mental health as well, according to Australian researchers.

Posted: August 30th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Suicide, mental health linked to sex abuse—study

Women who have experienced rape or other abuse have far higher rates of mental disorders and are up to 20 times more likely to attempt suicide than other females, an Australian study showed Wednesday.

Posted: August 3rd, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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