Educate those around you

The model minority stereotype contributes to the common belief that Asians in North America are not affected by mental health issues.

Asians living in North America represent one of the fastest growing ethnic minority groups with significant unmet mental health needs. 

Perceptions of Asians mental health needs may be driven by stereotypic biases including the “model minority” stereotype - which suggests that asians are more academically, economically, and socially successful than any other racial minority group.

 
 
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The idea that asking for help means failure is only reinforced when your parents are immigrants, and you have the weight of the model minority stereotype weighing down on your shoulders.
— Sumie Okazaki, PhD, a professor of applied psychology at New York University