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Exploring mental health in the AAPI Community

May is not only AAPI Heritage Month, but also Mental Health Awareness Month.

DES MOINES, Iowa — May is AAPI Heritage Month. It's also Mental Health Awareness Month.

The group Mental Health America says about 6.1% of the U.S. population identifies as Asian American or Pacific Islander. 

Of those, nearly 15% reported having a mental illness in the last year. 

Joining us Tuesday morning, to shine a spotlight on mental health is therapist Malay Bouaphakeo. 

More information on reaching out to her is available here

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