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What It's Like Explaining Depression To Your Asian Parents

Many Asian parents tend to practice tough love — but that makes it so much harder for someone struggling with depression.

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At the end of the day, we just want to know that we're loved:

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To learn more about depression and anxiety, check out the resources at the National Institute of Mental Health here and here.

If you are dealing with thoughts of suicide, you can speak to someone immediately here or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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