Episodes Season 7

the pain and shame of loneliness, with Prasanta Verma

Most of us, if not all of us, have experienced pain and shame for being singled out, feeling lonely and isolated. And, some people have even survived violence, emotionally or physically; we do encourage people get help to have safety, quality of life, and renew a sense of hope through those challenges.

We have a conversation with Prasanta Verma, author of Beyond Ethnic Loneliness: The Pain of Marginalization and the Path to Belonging, about all that and more.

Show Notes

2021 Article by Prasanta Verma: “Churches Should Help Normalize Mental Health for Asian Americans” (Sojourners)

Prasanta Verma, MBA, MPH, is a freelance writer and poet. You can connect with her on Instagram @prasantaverma or her website

Help for Domestic Violence

in the USA • 1-800-799-7233 • 24/7 National Domestic Violence Hotline or text START to 88788

Austin – Asian Family Support Services of Austin 877-281-8371

Boston – Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence 24-Hour Multilingual Hotline: 617.338.2355

Houston – Asians Against Domestic Abuse (AADA) is fluent in many native languages including: Arabic, Turkish, Turkic Languages, Farsi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Urdu, Hindi, Gujarati and are familiar with various cultures.

Los Angeles – Korean Bilingual After Hours Crisis Hotline:
(213) 338-0472 • 24-hour crisis hotline for domestic violence, sexual assault, & human trafficking •

Los Angeles – Center for the Pacific Asian Family 800-339-3940 繁體中文 한국어 日本語 Tagalog Tiếng Việt ខ្មែរ हिन्दी ไทย

New York City area – Womankind uses the multidimensionality of its Asian heritage to work alongside survivors of gender-based violence as they build a path to healing. 24-Hour Multilingual Helpline: 1.888.888.7702 with English, Spanish and 18+ Asian languages and dialects, including Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Tagalog, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, and Vietnamese.

New York City area – Sakhi (Sakhi for South Asian Survivors) offers a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to connect with our trained advocates in 8 South Asian languages. Get help in नेपाली, বাংলা, हिन्दी, اردو. Call 1-212-868-6741 or text 1-305-204-1809

San Francisco Bay Area – Narika’s confidential toll-free Helpline 1-800-215-7308

South Asian Domestic Violence Organizations by state

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence has a
Directory of AAPI domestic violence agencies to locate a program near you


Intro & Outro Music via Vlog No Copyright Music. Song: TVARI – Tokyo Cafe • Video Link: TVARI – Tokyo Cafe • Creative Commons—ShareAlike—Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

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