Mental Health 

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential. The individual can cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and is able to give back to her or his community.

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Bar chartMental health issues affect Canadians of all ages, genders, cultures, educational and income levels

Asian immigrants are the fastest-growing ethnic group in Canada, representing approximately 15% of the Canadian population. Their mental health is influenced by many factors including access to income, employment, and social/health resources.

Evidence suggests that the mental health needs of Asian immigrants are seldom met; they are among the least likely group to seek help for mental health problems due to social stigma, shame, blame, and saving face. Many Asian boys and men are faced with additional challenges. For example, seeking help for mental illnesses is seen as a feminine trait or a sign of weakness and this discourages Asian boys and men from accessing mental health services.

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