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February 5, 2020
Lets Talk: Mental Health In the Asian Community

Join us as we chat about Mental Health in the Asian American community. All proceeds will benefit Tangible Movement Non-profit.About this EventWe'll be discussing mental health in the Asian American community and the stigma behind it.The Facts:Cultural factors, such as language, age, gender, and others, can influence the mental health of Asians, particularly immigrantsTraditional (adhering to native values) Asians place great value on the family as a unit. Each individual has a clearly defined role and position inthe family hierarchy and is expected to function within that role, submitting to the larger needs of the familySocial stigma, shame, and saving face often prevent Asians from seeking behavioral health careAsian patients are likely to express psychological distress as physical complaints.

Join us as we chat about Mental Health in the Asian American community. All proceeds will benefit Tangible Movement Non-profit.

About this Event

We'll be discussing mental health in the Asian American community and the stigma behind it.

The Facts:

Cultural factors, such as language, age, gender, and others, can influence the mental health of Asians, particularly immigrants

Traditional (adhering to native values) Asians place great value on the family as a unit. Each individual has a clearly defined role and position inthe family hierarchy and is expected to function within that role, submitting to the larger needs of the family

Social stigma, shame, and saving face often prevent Asians from seeking behavioral health care

Asian patients are likely to express psychological distress as physical complaints.

Speakers:

Torri Shack - Executive Director/Founder at Tangible Movement

Torri has struggled with depression and addiction since she was 14 years old. She is a two time attempted suicide survivor, 1st time was as an adolescent and the 2nd as an adult. Even through her struggles, Torri managed to graduate from UCSB at the top of her class with a major in History and a minor in International Relations, Magna Cum Laude. She then became a successful entrepreneur, 1st in the Real Estate and Mortgage Industry then in the Wellness Industry. She’s been sober and abstinent from her eating disorder since 2010. She finally found acceptance of her Mental Disorder in 2015 after years of misdiagnosis and denial. It is through her personal road to recovery and acceptance that led her to form Tangible Movement.

Christine Juang, Ph.D.- Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Instructor at the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center

Christine Juang , Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Instructor at the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center. She specializes in working with the geriatric population with complex medical and psychiatric conditions, with special interests in the assessment and treatment of insomnia and other sleep-related complaints. She grew up in Taiwan and is fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and English. In her free time, she writes blog posts in Chinese in an effort to dispel stigma and raise awareness on mental health issues. If interested, please visit: https://psychtranslation.com/

Jennifer Ho, Psy.D - Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care

Jennifer Ho, Psy.D., is as a licensed Clinical Psychologist at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. With a foundation in geropsychology and specialty training in palliative care, she provides home-based psychological services for individuals experiencing chronic and life-limiting illnesses, end-of-life issues, grief, and caregiver burden. Her interests include aging and mental health, multicultural training, and integrative care for underserved populations. A Taiwanese-born immigrant, she grew up in Georgia, completed her education in New York City, and presently lives in the SF Bay Area.

Stacy Lin, Ph.D. - Clinical Psychologist at the Stanford University Confidential Support Team and a Clinical Instructor in the Stanford University School of Medicine

Stacy Lin, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist at the Stanford University Confidential Support Team and a Clinical Instructor in the Stanford University School of Medicine. She specializes in providing psychotherapy from an intersectional cultural humility lens to diverse individuals experiencing trauma, eating disorders, suicidality, and emotion regulation difficulties, which may include unhealthy coping behaviors such as self-harm, substance use, and disordered eating. Her research has focused on eating disorders and body image in racial/ethnic minority women. She is a Bay Area native and child of Taiwanese immigrants.

Zee Peng - Representative at American Income Life

Zee Peng is a Representative of American Income Life, one of the nation's largest providers of supplemental life insurance to more than 20,000 different labor unions, credit unions, sporting unions, and nonprofit organizations. She works closely with the International Union of Police, National Fire Protection Association and other major unions to educate and protect families with McCruff / Child Safe ID Kits for the Amber Alerts and various permanent benefits that protect millions of middle-class families in the United States. Born and raised in China, Zee is a first-generation immigrant who currently lives in the Bay Area.

Moderator:

Jessica Cheng - Global Marketing Manager at OnePiece Work

Jessica Cheng is the Global Marketing Manager at OnePiece Work. She is a seasoned brand strategist and marketer working in a myriad of industries including tech, beauty, and real estate. After spending nearly a decade working in advertising and digital marketing for big brands like Verizon and startups, Jessica knows what truly drives conversions and has a proven track record for creating a strong digital presence for brands. In addition to her extensive marketing experience, Jessica is a certified event planner. She's also an artist and environmentalist at heart.

Agenda:

6:15 - 6:45 pm Check-in & Network

6:45 - 7:00 pm Tangible Movement presentation by Torri Shack

7:00 - 8:00 pm Panel Discussion

Moderator:

  • Jessica Cheng, Marketing Manager, OnePiece Work

Panelist:

  • Torri Shack, Executive Director, Tangible Movement
  • Zee Peng, Representative at American Income Life
  • Christine Juang, Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Instructor at the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center
  • Jenn Ho, Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care

8:00 - 8:15 pm Next Steps / Resources - Presentation by Stacy Lin, Clinical Psychologist at the Stanford University Confidential Support Team and a Clinical Instructor in the Stanford University School of Medicine

8:15 - 9:00 pm Network

100% of Event Proceeds Will Support Tangible Movement

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