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Welcome to the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness. We are a consortium of clinicians, educators, and researchers who are passionate about understanding and promoting the mental health of students from diverse backgrounds.

 

 

  • Asian Americans age 15-24 have higher rates of suicidal thoughts than Caucasian Americans in the same age group

  • Asian American women age 15-24 have the second-highest rate of completed suicide of any race/ethnicity in that age group—second only to Native Americans

  • Chinese students now make up nearly 30% of all international students in the U.S. – a 6-fold proportional increase over the past 15 years

  • “Tiger-parenting” is utilized by only a minority of Asian parents, and has been associated with worse academic and mental health outcomes

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Sunday May 21st, 2017

Center members Justin Chen, Nhi-Ha Trinh, and Priya Sehgal will conduct a workshop at the American Psychiatric Association's Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA entitled "Culture is Psychiatry: Challenges and opportunities in teaching about sociocultural issues in residency training." Also, congratulations to Center Co-Founder Albert Yeung who will be awarded the APA's Kun-Po Soo Award for his work promoting "the importance of Asian cultural heritage in areas relevant to psychiatry"!

Saturday April 15th, 2017

We launched our Center's grassroots fundraising campaign at the Harvard Graduate School of Education's annual conference, "Let's Talk: Promoting the Success and Well-being of Asian & Asian-American Students" in Cambridge, MA. This event will also feature the official premiere of the 2017 mental health documentary, Looking for Luke.

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