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The Asian and Pacific Islander Community Needs to Change Its Mental Health Narrative

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I am the black sheep in my family. I have a service dog for my invisible illness, I have not married and had kids by the time I was 25, and I have a mental illness.

As much as I wish I could say my family has gotten better at supporting me in my journey and my recovery, there are still slight comments that get under my skin and remind me of how far we still have to come surrounding mental illness, especially in the Asian/Pacific Islander (API) community.

My family believes that my medication for my mental illness diagnoses has caused my invisible illness. My family constantly asks when I will come off my medication because they think I will be cured of my mental illness.

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