Mental health issues is very prevalent in the Filipino community. Because of past Spanish influences, the mindset that is directed towards mental health is vastly different than much of the Western world. There s a reason the suicide rates and lack of therapy treatment is high in Filipinos and other people of color.
Some Spanish influences include enforced gender roles.
In the Spanish culture, terms such as machismo and marianismo are used to describe men and women. Machismo is used to describe male dominance, and marianismo is used to describe female submissiveness. It basically enforces a limited view of what certain genders can achieve. This is connected to mental health because the perception that one cannot achieve things because of their gender can cause people to feel depressed. Especially for Filipinos who were colonized by the Spanish, these gender roles that were imposed on them changed their perspective on success.
There is also the Spanish influence of religion. In Tagalog, there is a saying coined "bahala na". It means leave it up to God. This saying was influenced by the Spanish mindset. By saying leave it up to God, it gives a person a reason to not seek help for problems because they believe their problems can be handled by God. This is connected to mental health because if one is feeling depressed or getting anxiety, then they feel they don't need to seek help because they can just "leave it up to God".