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How the 'model minority' myth affects well-being and mental health

The “model minority” myth implies that certain ethnic minorities are better than others: better at adjusting to a different culture, more hardworking, more academically gifted. But this false narrative can segregate communities and cause a lot of harm to mental health and other aspects of well-being. Recently, public discussions and debates around the many and […]

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Lifestyle changes may help people with SMI live longer

Researchers have identified a trio of lifestyle areas that affect life expectancy. People with severe mental illness (SMI) tend to live shorter lives than the general population. Research suggests that, on average, women live 12 years less, and men live 13 years less. A new study from researchers at King’s College London (Kings) and other […]