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Articles > Among Asian-American women, a little known battle with depression

 
Oct 11, 2010
by Alexandra Nikolchev (PBS)

When Kristina Wong was struggling with depression as a teenager, she couldn’t turn to her family for help.

“I definitely grew up in a family where it was extremely important not to let anyone know that anything was ever going wrong,” said Wong. “The conversations at my family get-togethers always frustrate me because they always have to do with my work or school, who won what award, and who got a raise.”

A Chinese-American performer, writer and self-described “culture jammer,” Wong just completed a four-year tour of her humorous one-woman show aimed at helping Asian-American women with depression.

Full story: DHHS: Depression second leading cause of death for AAPI women between 15 and 24