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More Asian Canadians seek counselling amid pandemic, racism

More Asian Canadians seek counselling amid pandemic, racism
Counsellors in B.C. are seeing a spike in people of Asian descent setting up appointments following anti-Asian hate incidents over the past year.

are seeing a spike in people of Asian descent setting up appointments The spike follows anti-Asian hate incidents over the past year A Chinese-Canadian woman is urging others to share their stories if they are struggling with their mental health BURNABY (NEWS 1130) — It was three months ago when Rhiannon Yee realized she needed help.“That was really hard because there’s such a … stigma toward mental health in the Asian community — where we just don’t talk about it at all.She thought that I was – well, this sounds bad, but, just like Asian culture is like, ‘you must … have something wrong with you,’ when it’s actually completely normal to have a mental health crisis, especially with everything that’s happening in the world right now,” she notes.Today on @NEWS1130 @CityNewsVAN a young woman of Chinese descent – Rhiannon Yee from #BurnabyBC is speaking out about the importance of getting help for mental health.

” If you are struggling and are considering reaching out to a counsellor, you can take a look at the Asian Mental Health Collective: https://www.Facebook groups like ‘Subtle Asian Traits’ and ‘Subtle Asian Mental Health’ are two groups that primarily cater to Asian-Canadians, Asian-Americans and Asian-Australians.

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