For those looking to run an on-campus workshop on #AAPI mental health: my ITASA presentation


I just got back from a great workshop I ran for ITASA ECC 2014 on Asian American mental health and suicide. I ended the workshop with an urge for students to think about running similar workshops on their own campuses.

To that end, here is an edited version of the powerpoint I presented in my workshop. Please feel free to adapt this powerpoint and the facts in it for your own use (of course, with proper sourcing to original artists and scientists):

And here is a link to my Top 10 Myths about Asian American Mental Health.

Register NOW for ITASA 2014 East – includes a workshop run by me!


ITASA (Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association) 2014 (East) is happening in just 3 short weeks at Yale University, and I’m honoured and privileged to have been invited to conduct a workshop on one of my passions: mental health awareness in the Asian American community.

ITASA is a fabulous conference for Asian American college students that is unique in offering a Taiwanese American focus. I had the opportunity to participate in it when it was first being launched back in my undergraduate days; I’m excited to once again be involved in making it happen.

This year, ITASA’s organizers have built a truly astounding program focused on community activism and involvement. Not only have they put together some great seminar topics, but the program is augmented with hands-on interactive workshops. There will also be fun chances to socialize; two words: speed dating!

So, if you’re interested in attending this awesome conference, please check out this (kick-ass) conference website and register: eastcoast.itasa.orgRegistration closes Sunday. Be there (and meet me), or be square!

Also, check out ITASA 2014 East on Facebook and Twitter!