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Hmong mental health focus of meeting

Community leaders ask for support from Rep. Shankland

9:51 PM, Feb. 15, 2013
State Rep. Katrina Shankland sat down with leaders from two Hmong advocacy organizations to discuss primarily mental health issues.
State Rep. Katrina Shankland sat down with leaders from two Hmong advocacy organizations to discuss primarily mental health issues.
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State Rep. Katrina Shankland met with leaders of the Stevens Point area's Hmong community Friday to address the health care concerns of Hmong residents.

Shankland, from the 71st Assembly District representing Stevens Point, was at the office of the Hmong American Association of Portage County to discuss mental health awareness in the community. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among the Hmong population, according to the Asian American Justice Center.

"Hmong people are very reluctant to seek mental health," said Thai Vue, executive director of the Wisconsin United ...

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