By Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil
July 12, 2016

When Vi Pham was growing up in Little Saigon, she noticed there was no way to say "mental health" in Vietnamese.

"When we say 'mental health,' it's usually associated with the word 'crazy' and we think of mental institutions," said Pham, who is working on a master's degree in counseling at Cal State Fullerton. "That's why when people hear 'mental health' in my culture, they get scared. They think of it as something incurable, that the person is not normal."