Family Feelings of Insecurity are Contagious

How can Asian American immigration cause mental health problems? Did you know that anxiety and self-esteem issues could get passed down from one generation to the next? Dan shares how he was affected by his mom’s psychological state. He also details the history of Chinese immigration into Mexico!

ABOUT THE SERIES

Our summer series, Erasing Shame about Mental Health, releases a new episode every week thru August 2018! We are having honest talk about healthy living, by Asian Americans for Asian Americans and everyone else too.

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CREDITS

  • Made possible by California Mental Health Services Authority http://calmhsa.org in collaboration with Asian American Christian Counseling Service http://aaccs.org and support from viewers like you!
  • Produced by the Erasing Shame Team—DJ Chuang, Natalie Hsieh, Eunice Lee
  • Interview by Jeremiah Chuang
  • Videography by Michael Kitada
  • Video Bumper by Michael Chang, http://mighty.la
  • Audio Mixing by YaBo Audio http://yaboaudio.com

Korean American Pressures to be Perfect

How do social pressures in Korean and Asian American families contribute to mental health disorders? Can feelings of failure turn into depression?

Andrew has seen a lot: emotional neglect and performance anxiety. But he hit a breaking point when he tried to make everyone else happy.

Listen to him reveal how he learned to express his needs as a person and started living in a healthier way.

ABOUT THIS SERIES:

We are having honest talk about healthy living. We will talk about hard topics like sexuality, depression, anxiety, family history, mental illness. There is no shame in sharing one’s pain.

Our summer series, Erasing Shame about Mental Health releases a new episode every week thru August 2018! SUBSCRIBE and SHARE!

CREDITS:

  • Made possible by California Mental Health Services Authority calmhsa.org in collaboration with Asian American Christian Counseling Service aaccs.org and support from viewers like you!
  • Produced by the Erasing Shame Team—DJ Chuang, Natalie Hsieh, Eunice Lee
  • Videography by Brooke Lee and Soorim Lee
  • Video Bumper by Michael Chang, mighty.la

 

The surprising truth about depression for Japanese Americans

Dr. Rie Mizuki shares about her experiences with having depression, anxiety, and insomnia. She has lived in Japan and the USA and speaks to the cultural shame involved. As a therapist, having both professional training and personal experiences greatly helps people cope with depression.

If you think you might have depression, there is help. Consider options for treatment and support. http://erasingshame.com/resources

ABOUT THIS SERIES:

We are having honest talk about healthy living. We will talk about hard topics like sexuality, depression, anxiety, family history, mental illness. There is no shame in sharing one’s pain.

Our summer series, Erasing Shame about Mental Health releases a new episode every week thru August 2018! SUBSCRIBE and SHARE!

CREDITS:

  • Made possible by California Mental Health Services Authority calmhsa.org in collaboration with Asian American Christian Counseling Service aaccs.org and support from viewers like you!
  • Produced by the Erasing Shame Team—DJ Chuang, Natalie Hsieh, Eunice Lee
  • Interviews by Jeremiah Chuang
  • Videography by Michael Kitada
  • Video Bumper by Michael Chang, mighty.la
  • Audio Mixing by YaBo Audio yaboaudio.com

 

Erasing Shame about Mental Health- New Summer Series

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Let’s kickoff our special summer series, Erasing Shame about Mental Health! DJ Chuang and Dan Jeung describes what we will be doing in the next 10 weeks, why we’re doing this, and reveal our special interviewer.

We are having honest talk about healthy living. We will talk about hard topics like sexuality, depression, anxiety, family history, mental illness. There is no shame in sharing one’s pain.

Our summer series, Erasing Shame about Mental Health releases a new episode every week thru August 2018! SUBSCRIBE and SHARE!

CREDITS:

  • Made possible by California Mental Health Services Authority http://calmhsa.org in collaboration with Asian American Christian Counseling Service http://aaccs.org and support from viewers like you!
  • Produced by the Erasing Shame Team—DJ Chuang, Natalie Hsieh, Eunice Lee
  • Interviews by Jeremiah Chuang
  • Videography by Michael Kitada
  • Video Bumper by Michael Chang, http://mighty.la

What do you wish someone would have told you? (Episode 15)

Adulting is not easy. Annie Choi (owner of Found Coffee) shares her 3 wishes—for what she wished someone would have told her about life after college. She talks about her life experiences with careers, gratitude and failure.

Beyond the formalities, this episode is just two Korean-American ladies joking around and having real talk about culture, transparency, career change and failing well. If you’re Korean-American or hang out with Korean-Americans, this one’s for you 😀

Show Notes

Found Coffee is on Instagram @foundcoffeela + Facebook facebook.com/foundcoffeela + Twitter @foundcoffeela

Top 3 Reasons People Get Help: Episode 14

On this episode, Fannie Tam, licensed family counselor, brings a unique and valuable perspective from both Asian and American cultures along with many years of experiences in helping people out of their issues of shame. We cover a wide range of topics, including the reasons people get help, how to motivate people to get help before things are too desperate, how getting counseling doesn’t make you less Asian, though it is counter-cultural and healthy, and more.

Show Notes

Like the Facebook page for Fannie Tam’s Grace Christian Counselling at facebook.com/fannie.lftam

Book recommendations:

Breaking Free of Generational Addictions: Episode 13

Close-knit community culture and trauma can intensify cycles of shame and addiction. Psychotherapist Sam Louie shares insights on how to break free.

Show Notes

What’s so bad about sex addiction? Episode 12 with Roy Kim

Let’s talk about sex. Therapist Roy Kim will share with us his perspectives on human sexuality and what to do when it becomes harmful and shameful.

Show Notes

Roy Kim http://roykimtherapy.com – Licensed Family & Marriage Therapist

The Same Boat podcast on iTunes – there are others in the same boat as you and who handled difficult circumstances imperfectly, experiencing healing and grace

 

Moving from Shame to Self-Compassion: Episode 11

Our special guest Dr. Lisa Chu shares her perspectives about facing shame head-on and moving toward self-compassion and authenticity

Show Notes

  • Connect with Dr. Lisa Chu at her website themusicwithinus.com
  • Tian Dayton’s books and videos on Relational Trauma Repair, Emotional Sobriety, ACOA Trauma Syndrome, and Neuropsychodrama
  • Alice Miller, The Drama of the Gifted Child
  • Non-Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg
  • Pema Chodron: The Wisdom of No Escape, and When Things Fall Apart
  • Martha Beck’s Steering by Starlight, The Joy Diet, and Finding Your Own North Star
  • Byron Katie’s The Work (videos, not books)
  • Breema bodywork and Breema’s 9 Principles of Harmony
  • Gail Larsen’s Real Speaking workshop and her book, Transformational Speaking
  • Sam Louie’s books: Asian Shame and Addiction, Slanted Eyes (poetry)
  • Amy Tan’s recent memoir, Where The Past Begins
  • Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
  • The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron
  • Wild Mind (or any book) by Natalie Goldberg
  • One Hundred Demons (or any book since 2008) by Lynda Barry
  • Inspiration Sandwich (or any book) by SARK
  • The Listening Book by W.A. Mathieu
  • Poems by Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Rainer Maria Rilke, Rumi
  • Music by Silvia Nakkach, David Darling, John Beaulieu
  • Tibetan Sound Healing by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

 

Parenting without shame: Episode 10

Special guest Iris Chen describers herself as a “deconstructing tiger mother.” She joins us on Erasing Shame to have an honest talk about parenting well and recovering from the tiger parenting generation. You’ll hear about her fascinating approach of  parenting and unschooling. Yes, both at the same time.

Show Notes

Iris Chen blogs at www.untigering.com
Facebook Page: facebook.com/untigering
Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/UntigeringParents
Twitter: @untigeringmom