ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

CSUF Professor Discusses Mental Illness as Viewed in Korean Culture

Mikyong Kim-Goh, professor of social work, discusses the stigma of mental illness in the Korean American community that is deeply rooted in culture and history. Kim-Goh shares how family hierarchy pressures going back to the Confucian ideal of filial piety, as well as “unresolved grief” stemming from Korea's long history of being invaded by other countries, can contribute to this stigma that only now is starting to change through more education and awareness. Continue reading in the Orange County Register.

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