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In ethnic minority communities in particular, mental illness is a serious problem since stigma... more »
posted 03/08/16

Deepa Bharath's Work

News stories about health care policy are often way too dry and boring. The missing ingredient? Stories of real people. One reporter shares a few lessons from the field.
In many Asian communities, mental illness remains mired in stigma. A reporter in Orange County, Calif. explores how members of Korean, Vietnamese and Arab communities are affected by this barrier to care.
Zuher Belal put a black pencil on the rectangular piece of paper stretched out on a table. The 21-year-old native of Syria drew a Muslim man with arms outstretched in prayer. Then, he drew an airplane dropping a bomb.

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Los californianos sin cobertura han tenido históricamente pocas opciones al enfrentarse a un... more »
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Uninsured Californians have traditionally had few options when a mental health crisis strikes,... more »