The Antidote

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Friday, September 07, 2007

Immigrants and mental health

Just read this chat on washingtonpost.com about access to mental health among immigrants to the U.S., with Dr. Hochang Benjamin Lee of Johns Hopkins. Here's a related article from earlier in the week, which suggests (without a lot of hard data) that immigrant parents are likely to be in denial about their children's mental illness, among other barriers. Both of these are apropos of this week's state of Virginia report on the mental health of Seung Hui Cho, the Virginia Tech student who killed 32 people and then himself.

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