Mental Health is increasingly seeing a renewed focus even as the world battles the pandemic and South Asian Americans are facing their own mind battles.
South Asian (SA) immigrants have high rates of mental health disorders that go unaddressed. The South-Asian countries have been right in the center of the pandemic conversation throughout. Though the impact for South Asian Americans is even more convoluted. At the height of the pandemic last year xenophobia gripped multiple countries and this community bore much of the backlash for no fault of their own. The lingering effects continue in a lot of pockets. The impact that it would have had on their mental health would be enormous.
Apps help people connect in their native languages to a therapist who understands their culture and can empathize with their situation. Some of these apps are powered in the background by Artificial Intelligence (AI).
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