Episodes Season 6

My Experience at the First WHIAANHPI Mental Health Summit

Honored to be in the room where it happened! DJ Chuang shares his experience there, how mental health is going to take all of us working together, but that starts with real relationships and friendships where we know one another. (And, yes, we all need funding too.)

Show Notes

Your invitation to the September 7, 2023 event: Connecting at the Intersection of Faith, Community and Mental Health: The Urgency of Now. (hosted by the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

The WHIAANHPI Mental Health Summit (July 20, 2023) video

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)

Mustard Seed Generation

National Associations of Evangelicals (NAE)

The Asian American Foundation (TAAF)

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA)

Enough About Me: The Unexpected Power of Selflessness by Richard Lui

Episodes Season 6

Learn How to Start a Mental Health Ministry

Pastor David Kim of The Garden Church (in Chatsworth, California) shares with DJ Chuang about the collaboration and partnership for how CAMH (Christian Asian Mental Health) worked with the church’s Deeper Waters ministry team to start a mental health ministry from scratch, by teaching a sermon series on emotional health, sharing genuine stories of hope & healing, having a training seminar for group leaders, and starting a support group in the Fall of 2023.

Show Notes

CAMH Updates Episodes Season 6

June 2023 Update for CAMH (Christian Asian Mental Health)

Get the latest news about how CAMH (Christian Asian Mental Health) is collaborating and partnering, resourcing and co-creating mental health ministries with churches around the USA.

DJ Chuang, Director of CAMH (Christian Asian Mental Health) and Host of the Erasing Shame podcast, invites your feedback and to partner with Erasing Shame and CAMH for the wellenss and fitness of all. Sounds great, right?

Show Notes

Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health by Dr. Thomas Insel

Testimony of DJ Chuang

Mental Health Ministry at Grace Ministry New Jersey

Partner & Donate to CAMH

Episodes Season 6

Addictions made him feel more shame, not less; but Sam found healing & freedom and you can too

Sam Louis, author of the new book, “Passport to Shame: From Asian Immigrant to American Addict,” shares his life story in the book and on this podcast episode.

The Kindle eBook is available on June 6, 2023; and you can order the printed paperback book on Amazon at

Book review in International Examiner- Passport to Shame: From Asian Immigrant to American Addict is a candid memoir about healing and mental health

Connect with Sam Louie—psychotherapist, author, and speaker on issues related to Asian shame, addictions, and trauma—at

Read articles by Sam Louie at

Previously on Erasing Shame

Sam Louie on Erasing Shame Season 1 Episode 13

Episodes Season 6

How Going Through Anxiety Means Growing (Rather Than Just Getting Rid of It)

Listen to this insightful conversation with Curtis Chang, author of a brand new book, ⁠The Anxiety Opportunity: How Worry Is the Doorway to Your Best Self⁠, just released on May 16, 2023. And, you’ll also want to enroll in the 7-week online course at

This episode contains an excerpt from the Good Faith podcast from October 2022, used with permission.

More Recent Conversations with Curtis Chang about The Anxiety Opportunity

Episodes Season 6

How Grace Heals Your Shame to Become the Best Version of Yourself

Ken Shigematsu is the author of the newly-released book, “Now I Become Myself: How Deep Grace Heals Our Shame and Restores Our True Self,” and we talk about his journey as an author, the difference between unhealthy and healthy shame, and how to experience the grace and power to become your true self, the best version of yourself, the person God created you to be!

Show Notes

Ken Shigematsu is Senior Pastor at Tenth Church in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and you can connect Ken Shigematsu on Twitter @KenShigematsu

Books By Ken Shigematsu

Episodes Season 6

Did you know mindfulness is actually Christian? Regina Chow Trammel explains all

Dr. Regina Chow Trammel talks with DJ Chuang about how mindfulness is actually Christian. Are you not surprised?

Regina is co-author of “A Counselor’s Guide to Christian Mindfulness: Engaging the Mind, Body, and Soul in Biblical Practices and Therapies” (or Audible audiobook) and you can connect with her at | PLUS, Kindle eBook on sale (just $3.99, as of May 11, 2023)

And watch Regina’s popular TEDx talk about mindfulness to deal with everyday pressures and stress

Episodes Season 6

Free Online Summit about Church and Mental Health

FREE Mental Health Virtual Summit for Church Leaders on May 18-19, 2023 with a diverse speakers lineup, including many Asian Americans • register for free right now at

Thank you Kenny Jahng of Big Click Syndicate for hosting this event and the partnership with Erasing Shame podcast, a digital outreach of Christian Asian Mental Health

Episodes Season 6

2 Asian American Guys in Chairs Talking Over Coffee about Mental Health

Bobby Deng sits down with DJ Chuang to talk about Asian American mental health, their advocacy efforts, lived experiences, their Christian faith, and much more.

This is probably the longest episode of the season and the first in-person conversation that wasn’t recorded on zoom, for those of you keeping score at home. (let us know gently if we’re wrong about this.)

Show Notes

Asian Mental Health Collective (AMHC) + TransformAsian 2023 on May 6, 2023

Christian Asian Mental Health (CAMH)

Bobby Deng’s Mental Health Journey Pt. 1 + Part 2 (Performance) + Part 3 (Friendships)

Ramen Bros podcast



On Getting Out of Bed by Alan Noble

Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health by Dr. Thomas Insel

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality and more

Episodes Season 6

What about Erasing Shame for Korean Americans? (s6e32)

Pastor John Shin, Connections Pastors at Saddleback Church, Irvine South campus, engages on a discussion about shame and Korean Americans. (He could write a much more witty description than DJ could here; when he does, we’ll update this.)