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“How a Culture of Impossibly High Standards Denied My Mental Health Struggles”

When you go to an emergency room with a broken leg, you are treated right away. If you show up with a mental health problem, they tell you to seek counseling.”Whether I think it’s actually possible for a politician to increase access to mental health care is a different story, but her statement sung to me.

Physical health seems prioritized over mental health in this country — perhaps because it’s more visible and not stigmatized.

Unfortunately, in my own South Asian family, the stigma surrounding mental health struggles is prevalent — and I should know.

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