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Fed agency, White House arm highlight Filipino mental health issues


Over the years, federal agencies in the nation’s capital typically honor Filipino American History Month – which ended a few days ago – with programs featuring cultural presentations, book readings by literary figures, lectures on history and, of course, Filipino cuisine.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

800,000 ‘Yolanda’ survivors suffer from mental health problems

The street leading to the municipal hall of Daanbantayan in the nothern Cebu after the super typhoon Yolanda. CDN FILE PHOTO/TONEE DESPOJO

At least 800,000 survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) may have suffered from different levels of mental health problems, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Many new college graduates in US suffer from depression


For Dolaphine Kwok, the euphoria of graduating from college was quickly replaced by a growing unease about the road ahead.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Depression haunts many Asian college students in US


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

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 »