We also talked about the stressors in relation to history and culture. This includes generational trauma, family pressures, and faulty coping mechanisms.
With generational trauma, this trauma is continuously passed down to each generation. As a result, this internally messes with their mental health as they have to continuously carry the weight and burden from the generations before them.
With family pressures, parents and elders give their children the pressures of being successful and always having to make the family proud. So this provides a lot of stress to the person as they develop the mentality that they are not good enough and feel obligated to fulfill what their family wants instead of what they want.
With faulty coping mechanisms, many Filipinos don't acknowledge their mental health and the stress that they have. They stay silent and act as if everything is fine when it actually isn't, because the stress may be seen as a sign of weakness which ties in with family pressures as they might see you as not as successful as they want you to be.
All these historical-cultural related stressors correlate with one another, building up in Filipina/os, thus affecting their mental health. -Mariah