Learn More about Hmong Americans with Dr. Pang Rhodes (s2e02)

On this episode of Erasing Shame, Dr. Pang Rhodes joins host DJ Chuang to have an honest talk about Hmong Americans, community, and shame.

Dr. Pang Foua Yang Rhodes is an Assistant Professor at Argosy University and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in premarital and couples therapy, spiritual development, and immigrant mental health. She has a doctorate in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Show Notes

Dr. Pang Rhodes’ blog is at www.drpangfoua.com

Dr. Rhodes gave a popular talk, “Secrets from “the Other Woman: What Wives Can Do to Create a Healthy Marriage” at the 2013 Empowering Hmong Women’s Conference

Season 2 Opener of Erasing Shame (s2e01)

Erasing Shame co-hosts DJ Chuang and Maylee Chang welcomes everyone to a new season of honest talk about healthy living. We mention different aspects of shame, Crazy Rich Asians, and Clint Eastwood too. Plus, we did share about topics we will cover and reveal the name of one very special guest in upcoming episodes.

Summer series finale for Erasing Shame about Mental Health

Summer 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
• Recorded on Facebook Live

Asian American, Christian, and Queer?

What happens when these three things intersect and collide? 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
 

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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
  • Interview by Jeremiah Chuang
  • Videography by Michael Kitada
  • Video Bumper by Michael Chang, mighty.la
  • Audio Mixing by YaBo Audio 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