It’s probably not surprising that most of us are exposed to some toxic or negative things everyday, whether it’s what’s going on in the world, scrolling through social media, or maybe dealing with other people (and sometimes ourselves). And hey, any of that can eventually take a toll on your mental health.
Mental health has never been the easiest subject to talk about for Asian Americans, and with everything else going on with our community, we could all probably use a good check in on our mental well-being. Whether that’s through simple breathwork, meditation, going to therapy, or finding a community that helps you cope and grow, being mentally healthy is about keeping up those good habits (and trust me, it’s very worth it).
A professor at China’s Peking University (PKU) has sparked discussions on tiger-parenting after complaining about his daughter’s poor grades in a now-viral video.
Worst in class: Ding Yanqing, an associate professor at the university’s Graduate School of Education, said that his daughter is at the bottom of her class at Peking University Primary School.
Naomi Osaka said she is withdrawing from the French Open after organizers fined her $15,000 for not attending a press conference.
What happened: The 23-year-old tennis champion announced that she would not “do any press during Roland Garros,” citing the importance of mental health for athletes as the reason, ESPN Australia reported.
Friends Who Met on ‘Subtle Asian Mental Health’ Want to Make it Easier For You to Talk to Parents About Mental Health
A virtual team of Asian therapists, who met on Facebook, are offering tips on how to bridge the initial conversations with your Asian parents about mental health.
Founded by Christopher Vo, a marriage and family therapist based in Houston, the Asian Mental Health Collective (AMHC or the Collective) is the first mental health organization centering around the Asian community.
Vivian Chan is the co-founder of East Meets Dress, a contemporary fashion startup that serves thousands of brides each year and allows Asian Americans to celebrate their heritage without compromising style. Despite revolutionizing the wedding world and having the revenue to show for it, Chan didn’t feel like a success at the time.
Like many women in the workforce, Chan felt that she was suffering from “imposter syndrome.” The original term “imposter phenomenon” was first explored in a study about high-achieving women by psychologists Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes in 1978.
More people are dying from suicide in Japan than the COVID-19 pandemic this year, new data reveals.
A statistics report for October showed 2,153 people died from suicide in Japan while 2,087 people succumbed to the pandemic as of Nov. 27, according to CNN.
A Japanese man, who has his own history of depression and loneliness, created a virtual refuge for Japanese teens and adults who may need counseling.
The eldest daughter of Malaysian King Yang di-Pertuan Agong was recently appointed the international patron of the World Mental Health Day 2020.
Royal advocate: Known for her mental health advocacies, Tengku Puteri Raja Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan Al-Sultan Abdullah was appointed the role upon the recommendation by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), The Star reports.
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” —Audre Lorde
Andrew Yang wants Americans to have longer weekends.
In a tweet posted on Memorial Day, the former Democratic presidential candidate advocated for four-day workweeks, arguing that it would create more jobs and actually improve productivity.
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for mental health issues among younger people, emphasizing pre-existing conditions faced by the Millennial generation (born 1981-1996) and Generation Z (born 1997-2012).
The Millennials, or Generation Y, grew up with the rise of technology and Gen Z is the first generation to grow up not knowing what it was like before the digital era. So it makes sense that these generations are often characterized as being constantly over-stimulated and as having short attention spans.