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Health and Sanity

Raksha Kumar
Freelance Multimedia Journalist
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Raksha Kumar
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Saturday, 19 January 2019

Depression, Alcoholism, and the Double Life

What is it like for South Asians in the US to deal with mental illness? This podcast interviews an anonymous person to unpack what mental illnesses mean for immigrants. Focuses on specific questions like 'how does a Hindu family deal with alcoholism?' is pretty poignant.  With hundreds of thousands of Indian immigrants in the US, issues around their assimilation into the West has interesting contours - especially with respect to the question of identity. And most of these issues have a component of mental health. 

This specific episode focuses on depression and alchohol "the path of recovery from a disease that taught him the power of identity and where to find it".

Depression, Alcoholism, and the Double Life
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