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Help! My Culture Stigmatizes Mental Health. How Do I Get Help?

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On this “Life Quakes” segment, hosts Patricia Wu and Jessica Reyes hears from a viewer struggling with a tough situation. It feels like his severe anxiety is a secret he has to keep. His family and culture see mental health problems as a sign of weakness, and he’s afraid of judgment if he seeks help.

Guest, Rabbi Brandon Gaines, talks about how mental health challenges are universal and affect everyone, regardless of background. He also emphasizes how important it is to learn more about mental health so you can explain it to your family in a way that makes sense. Just like any part of our body can get sick, so can our brains.

Mental health struggles have no cultural boundaries

Anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues affect people of all backgrounds.

Don’t be afraid to educate yourself and your family

Learning more about mental health can help you explain your situation and reduce stigma.

Seeking help is a sign of strength

Taking care of your mental health shows courage and commitment to your well-being.

Have you had to overcome cultural stigma to seek help? Share your experiences in the comments, and let’s support each other!

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At the heart of MHTN - America's pioneering 24/7 Mental Health TV Network - is our editorial team, a dynamic group of professionals united by a shared commitment to transforming the conversation around mental health. Our team is composed of seasoned journalists, mental health experts, researchers, and storytellers, each bringing a wealth of experience and a passion for advocacy.

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