Table Talk YouTube Series: Mental Health and Stigma in the Asian American Pacific Islander Community

By Crystal Chen
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This is a gathering of clinicians and community members with lived experiences discussing their perspectives and experiences on mental health, trauma, and racial tensions in the Asian American Pacific Islander community. This prerecorded table talk will be an intimate conversation where each member shares their perspectives on life as we address myths and stereotypes in the AAPI community around mental health. ERC and Pathlight are proud to partner with OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates and Nancy Xiong, a community advocate and organizer in the Hmong community, to bring you this series.



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Crystal Chen

Crystal Chen is a board-certified Creative Arts Therapist, currently working at Washington Eating Recovery Center as a Primary Therapist on the children & adolescent team. Previously she worked…
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Wynonna Susilo

Wynonna (she/her) is a Chinese-Indonesian woman who is passionate about the intersectionality between racial and cultural identities and mental health. She completed her master’s degree in clinical…
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Nancy Xiong

Nancy was named after former First Lady, Nancy Reagan, as a symbol of democracy after her parents resettled in the United States as Hmong refugees from Laos. Growing up, she drove her mother through…
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Aarati Ghimire, MSW, LCSW

“I come from the country of beautiful mountains Nepal. I immigrated to the States in 2010 and have loved staying in Utah ever since. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned both my bachelors…
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Mabel Menard, MS, MA, MBA

Mabel Menard is the President for OCA Greater Chicago, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the economic, professional, and social well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the Greater Chicago area. She…