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Depression and Anxiety, Why Can't Vietnamese Talk About It?

The stigma of mental illness such as Depression and Anxiety causes many Vietnamese to avoid talking about this important topic. Watch as Chopsticks Alley's Contributor, Rei Pham, opens up in a raw and unfiltered video sharing her perspective on this topic.

We hope her words will help parents, friends, and families recognize that Depression and Anxiety is real. "It's important to accept that mental illness is a real thing."

We urge parents to talk to their kids openly about depression and anxiety before it's too late.

Read Jullianne Pham's story to get more insight and additional resources to get help for you or your loved ones.

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Rei Pham


Rei is a Psychology student at the University of California, Merced. As a Vietnamese immigrant, she understands the challenge of balancing both Vietnamese and American cultures. She is passionate about equality for minorities and wants to introduce the world of possibilities for first generation Vietnamese-Americans. Rei hopes to inspire the youth by sharing her stories in obtaining higher education and the resources available for them to achieve their own success.

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