Teens launch nonprofit to destigmatize mental health for Asian Americans

A group of Asian American high school students are trying to raise awareness about mental health, something they say their peers desperately need. 

They have used their time in quarantine to launch a nonprofit, Project Lotus.

The Model Minority Myth is a stereotype that places high expectations on Asian American kids to succeed in a specific field. Those who fail may be stigmatized, seen as weak-minded, and shunned by the community. 

Because of this, the students say, Asian Americans may develop a fear of vulnerability and imperfection. They can also be less open to sharing their problems, bottling them up instead. 

Read more about Project Lotus via KGW8

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