Mental Health isn't a 'Thing' in Asia

Mental Health isn't a 'Thing' in Asia

Do Asians suffer from mental health issues? Is attributing Johnny's crappy behaviour to a 'mental illness' just a western thing and an easy way of excusing bad parenting?

While in the west, talking about who the best 'therapist' is, or what prescriptions Johnny has been put on because of his ADHD might be normal conversation, when it comes to mental health in Asia, just talking about it could be opening up a can of worms and lead to some unfortunate consequences.  

In this episode of South by Southeast, Wimintra and Stuart Jay Raj speak about the changing attitudes towards mental health in Asia and particularly in Thailand.



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Stuart Jay Raj