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Series finale for Erasing Shame about Mental Health

Series finale with Jeremiah Chuang and DJ Chuang

SHOW NOTES

ABOUT THE SERIES:
Our summer series, Erasing Shame about Mental Health, released a new episode every week during Summer 2018! We are having honest talk about healthy living, by Asian Americans for Asian Americans and everyone else too.

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
• Interview by Jeremiah Chuang

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Episodes Mental Health Series

Asian American, Christian, and Queer?

What happens when these three things intersect and collide? Dr. Jessica ChenFeng speaks compassionately to the complexities of being Asian American, Christian, and queer. How does fear affect parental and community reactions? Is there a clear journey toward healing? It is not always clear, but always possible.
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. 
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
• 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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Episodes Mental Health Series Stories

When People Think You’re OK But You’re Not OK

Why is it difficult to express feelings as an Asian American? How does one learn to understand and express one’s own emotions? How does social media contribute to stereotypes about depression? Meagan shares about her struggles with both anxiety and depression in high school and college.

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
  • Videography by Brooke Lee and Soorim Lee
  • Video Bumper by Michael Chang, mighty.la
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Episodes Mental Health Series Stories

Going to College was the Hardest Thing in Her Life

What does a balanced healthy life look like? Brooke Lee interviews her therapist mother Dr. Rachel Lee. Here’s a Korean American daughter and mother having a heart-to-heart conversation and we get to listen in.
They have an honest talk about how her family prepared Brooke for life, but hard times still come. Brooke details difficulties about her first year at college and being away from home.
Learn how mental health can take someone’s life from surviving to thriving. Who wouldn’t want that?

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
  • Videography by Brooke Lee and Soorim Lee
  • Video Bumper by Michael Chang, mighty.la
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Episodes Mental Health Series Stories

When Her Secret Life Fell Apart, She Couldn’t Hide Anymore

Karis grew up feeling confused and isolated about her ethnic backgrounds, both Caucasian and Asian. She didn’t know who she was or where she belonged. That loss of identity turned into many kinds of personal struggles and issues: eating disorder, drinking, and hurting.

When she finally told someone, she began her journey towards healthy living. Her story shows that there’s no shame in asking for help and caring for one’s own life.

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
  • Videography by Brooke Lee and Soorim Lee
  • Video Bumper by Michael Chang, mighty.la
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Episodes Mental Health Series

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.

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
  • 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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Episodes Mental Health Series

What if saving sex for marriage isn’t so great?

This is a sex talk from a Korean American Christian woman. Not the kind of talk that’s a presentation or lecture. Hanna talks honestly about her very own story of discovering quite a number of unexpected things that she even described as traumatic.

Here’s why it’s important. Because when talking about sex is taboo growing up in an Asian American community, marital sex can be difficult, even dysfunctional. Hanna exposes her own struggles with sexual shame. She offers hope for navigating relationships with spouses, family, and church people.

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
  • Interview 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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Episodes Mental Health Series Stories

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.

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
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Episodes Mental Health Series Stories

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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Episodes Mental Health Series Stories

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