Hiding my mental illness from my Asian family almost killed me
The silent shame of having a mental illness in a Chinese family.
By Amanda Rosenberg Jun 18, 2018, 7:30am EDT
“Don’t you dare go back to that doctor,” my mother growled into the phone. “He’ll put ‘bipolar’ on your record and then you’ll never be able to get a job.”
I nodded into the receiver. “Okay.”
I never went back. Seven years later, I woke up in a psych ward.