Diagnoses of PPD has increased dramatically in Asian communities, against a backdrop of heightened risk for potentially traumatizing emergency birth interventions and fewer culturally competent specialists to provide sufficient care. Asian people with symptoms of PPD remain among the least likely to receive, seek out or access mental health help.
Mental Health & Trauma
Hampered by lack of English proficiency, discrimination and immigration challenges, many immigrants use their mobile phones as a life line to stave off loneliness.
Arrests and court hearings are also facets of the criminal justice system that can have lasting effects on a person’s mental health.
The prevalence of suicide among Koreans is raising alarm. Research by the Korea Daily indicates that 2,353 Koreans took their own lives nationwide from 2011 to 2022.
Recent high-profile deaths have forced people to look at ways Blacks, particularly Black males, are suffering. Mental health is at the top of the list.
It started with photos showing abuse of a nonverbal, developmentally disabled woman in a group home. “Opening that email was the moment I realized the project I had taken on was about to become something else entirely, and I wasn’t sure if I was prepared,” writes Chistopher Egusa.
With over 1,900 deaths recorded in 2022, fentanyl overtakes meth as top cause of overdoses in L.A. County.
A reporter rediscovers the extent to which real people's stories and experiences bring emotional depth to his coverage of Minnesota's mental health crisis.
The lack of transcripts in family court makes winning appeals harder for low-income litigants. Advocates say the lives of abused women and their children are at risk.