For Compassionate Relief

For Compassionate Relief

Come Home: Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americans

Tzu Chi Center  |  July 21, 2023
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It’s not uncommon for Asian Americans to struggle with seeking out help for their mental health. Collectivist cultures, hierarchical values, racial trauma, and filial piety can all make navigating therapy, or even considering it, difficult.

In this installment of C.A.F.E. 229, we are honored to welcome Dr. Jenny Wang. A Clinical Psychologist and Taiwanese American, Dr. Wang uses her platform to focus on the Asian American identity as it relates to mental health, empowering others to seek the support they need.

Join us for this insightful hour dedicated to destigmatizing mental health while reaffirming cultural values. 

About Our Guest

Dr. Jenny Wang is a Taiwanese American, clinical psychologist, speaker, and mental health activist who works from a social justice and trauma-informed framework. She is the founder of the @asiansformentalhealth community on Instagram and is passionate about destigmatizing mental health for Asians. Her clinical and professional interests focus on Asian American identity, mental health advocacy and racial trauma. She created the Asians for Mental Health directory in order to help Asian Americans find culturally reverent mental health care. Her book, Permission to Come Home: Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americans is now available.

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