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Finding Strength to Recover from Anxiety

How does mental health get affected by career changes? How is mental health related to fear of disappointment? Annie Choi shares her story and healing journey. She learns that acceptance is a step on the path towards future health.

ABOUT THE SERIES:

Our 2018 summer series, Erasing Shame about Mental Health in Asian American communities. We are having honest talk about healthy living, by Asian Americans for Asian Americans and everyone else too.

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

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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. See 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.

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
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Erasing Shame about Mental Health- New Summer Series

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.

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
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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

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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:

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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.

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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 – Licensed Family & Marriage Therapist, New Legacy Counseling Services

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

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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

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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

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Handling Questions about Shame: Episode 9

We change the pace on this episode. No special guest interview. No co-host. Just one host. DJ Chuang takes some questions from Quora (an expert community) and answers them honestly.

Show Notes

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s Online Chat / phone 800-273-8255
  • Los Angeles Co. Mental Health/Crisis Line……..800-854-7771
  • Suicide Prevention Center (24 Hours)…….213-381-5111
  • Suicide Prevention Crisis Center…….310-391-1253 (24 Hours)
  • NAMI Helpline National Alliance for the Mentally Ill 1-800-950-NAMI
  • National Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-448-4663
  • National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-25-ABUSE
  • National Mental Health Assn. Provides free information on specific disorders, referral directory to mental health providers, national directory of local mental health associations 1-800-969-6642 (M-F, 9-5 EST)
  • National Institute of Mental Health Information Line: Provides information and literature on mental illness by disorder-for professionals and general public. 1-800-647-2642