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“I Finally Let That Mindset and Hindrance Go and Learned to Embrace Who I Am”: Healing Through Affirmations, Decolonization, and NAPAWF

This article is part of a series of articles commemorating Mental Health Awareness Month, in partnership with National Asian Pacific American Women’s...

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“Instead of Paddling Frantically, I Turned Onto My Back and Began to Float”: On Drowning … and Finally Seeking Mental Health Care on My Own Terms

This article is part of a series of articles commemorating Mental Health Awareness Month. We recognize that the stigma around mental health care — in Asian...

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“I Felt Lonely and Isolated, I Put on a Happy Face and Trudged Along”: How the Pandemic Transformed My Views on Working Hard

To commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month, Lily Wu shares how recognizing her burnout forced her to reprioritize her life and take steps to improve her...

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Did She Know That I Cried Because I Knew I Couldn’t Reach Her Expectations?: Healing the Generational Divides Between a Mother and Daughter

The generational and cultural divide with her mother led this writer to find peace in her identity as both Chinese and American and, as a result, find peace in...

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“If It’s Not Dogs or Waves, She Will Still Likely Face Anxiety”: Empowering My Daughter Through Therapy

Mochi’s series commemorating Mental Health Awareness Month kicks off with a personal narrative by Mochi's managing editor, Melody, who discovers that her...

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Diagnosing The Asian American Eating Disorder

The first time Grace* forced herself to throw up, she was 19 and recovering from a painful breakup. After a long summer of calorie counting and subsisting...

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