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Friends do make a difference : raising awareness around mental health among Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander youth

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Friends do make a difference : raising awareness around mental health among Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander youth
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DJ Ida, Ph. D. JR Kuo, MA National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association www.naapimha.orgFriends DO Make A DifferenceRaising awareness around mental health among Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander youth

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Why talk about mental health•Mental health is a part of all our lives yet we don’t talk about it •Failure to talk about mental health problems can result in serious depression and even thoughts of suicide •Mental Health has a direct impact on a person’s overall health •Research shows a direct relationship between depression and diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and other stress disorders •Failure to address mental health costs this country billions of dollars each year in lost re venue and productivity and increases medical costs

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Friends Do Make A Difference•NAAPIMHA understands the important role friends play in all our lives •The campaign was developed as part of the US Department of Health and Human Services’ What A Difference A Friend Makes Campaign •Materials were modified to specifically address needs of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander youth. •Target population: High school and college students in all parts of the country

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Burden When Mental Health Problems Weigh You Down, Lighten Your Load. Talk to a Friend

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SecretsEvery woman has secrets, some shouldnÂ’t be kept. WhatÂ’s her story? Suicide: the side you havenÂ’t heard. How her friends saved her

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The GrowthHe buried his problem, his problem got bigger. The GROWTH Learn how you can contain “The Growth”

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FRIENDS CAN AND DO MAKE A DIFFERENCEÂ…. WHAT CAN YOU DO?

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Contact InformationDJ Ida, Ph.D. Executive Director djida@naapimha.org JR Kuo, MA Program Director JRKuo@naapimha.org 1215 19thSt. Suite A Denver, CO 80202 303.298.7910 www.naapimha.org

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