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How Being Indian Shapes My Conversations About Mental Health

Being raised by immigrant parents shaped the conversations around mental health that we had as a family. I’m an Asian-Indian woman and mental health is not talked about openly in my culture. Mental health, as a concept overall, is generally seen as taboo.

By Meera Varma

Racial Disparities in Suicide Data Collection: Why Data Quality is Key for Suicide Prevention

As a public health researcher who studies mental health, I lead studies that seek to identify the factors that impact a person’s risk of suicide over the course of their life.

By Briana Mezuk, Ph.D. Director, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health at the University of Michigan School of Public Health