"The taboo around mental health in the Asian community was also a constant thought."My GP told me I could self-refer months before, but I didn’t.
Why not? Because I felt ashamed, embarrassed and if anyone, outside my immediate bubble, found out, they would think I’m weak.The taboo around and poor understanding of mental health in the Asian community and the notion that it would be really damaging if someone were to find out was also a constant thought.
I think this is cultural and due to the lack of understanding about mental health in the community and it was the main reason why I didn’t tell anyone what was going on with me.I’ve struggled with anxiety since my early 20s.Read more on mind.org.uk