In “Spiritual Milestone” the writer describes his life as an Asian American and the difficulties that he has faced not only with his identity but with his battle with depression. The more compelling story is his rise above the disease and his tremendous success in the world of academia and in his community. Not realizing that he actually had depression, he worked diligently to overcome the stigma attached to his ethnicity, and at the same time, ended up discovering that he was suffering from “the common cold of mental illness: depression”.
Being a self motivated learner, the author was able to diagnose himself by reading and studying about depression. He sought immediate help from a professional to help deal with the symptoms of the disease, and in….