What Depression Feels Like When You Are First-Generation American

For #MentalHealthAwareness month i'm revisiting some of my most widely read pieces on this topic of mental health. 

Including this one from Folks at Pillpack which you can read here

Here's an excerpt from the piece: 

"My parents came to this country not just in search of a better life, but to escape dangerous situations back home. Their lives were full of anecdotes of surviving situations that we, their children growing up in the United States, could only imagine. For my parents, depression and anxiety were luxuries only the wealthy could afford. We didn’t avoid talking about mental health, so much as we lacked the very language necessary to discuss it."

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