6/7 @ 5:30PM Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Communities

6/7 @ 5:30PM Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Communities

Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Communities: A Panel on Asian American Mental Health & Identity

How can we heal from racial and intergenerational trauma? What does it mean to invest in self-love as Asian Americans? How do we practice both personal and community care to foster better mental health for all? Join us for an empowering evening at On Waverly, where we'll explore these questions in a brave and healing space.
 
This event will feature therapists and Yellow Chair Collective co-directors Soo Jin Lee and Linda Yoon; educator and creative Ellie Yang Camp; and therapist, clinical supervisor, and mental health consultant Dr. Helen Hsu. All four panelists are authors of recent or forthcoming books that center Asian American mental health and identity.

This event is FREE but space is limited. RSVP today to secure your spot!
When: Friday June 7 @ 5:30 pm
Where: On Waverly, 162 Waverly Place, San Francisco, CA
Keep up with On Waverly events, shop updates, and more at: https://www.onwaverly.com/.
Purchase a copy of Where I Belong online and we will ship out a signed copy after June 7. Books will also be available to purchase in-store during the event!
 
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Meet our panelists:
 
Soo Jin Lee, LMFT, a licensed therapist and executive director of Yellow Chair Collective, as well as co-founder of Entwine Community, has carved a significant path in mental health advocacy, deeply influenced by her experiences as an undocumented Asian immigrant. Her approach to mental health care, centered on understanding and addressing the unique challenges of similar communities, has led her to co-author the impactful book, “Where I Belong: Healing Trauma and Embracing Asian American Identity.” Soo Jin’s work, recognized on platforms such as NPR, PBS, CBS, CUNY, and Buzzfeed, reflects her commitment to culturally sensitive services and the importance of community support in healing and identity formation.
 
Linda Yoon, LCSW, is a licensed therapist and social worker who has dedicated her career to helping people along their healing journey find a sense of belonging. As a survivor of C-PTSD and having received a late adult diagnosis of ADHD, Linda is passionate about serving Asian American communities, survivors of violence, and those who are neurodivergent. Growing up, Linda was drawn to the color yellow, which symbolizes resilience, joy, and hope. This deep personal connection inspired her to name her founding practice Yellow Chair Collective. She is also a cofounder of Entwine Community, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supporting Asian and Asian American mental health. Linda currently resides in with her spouse, Mathew, and her furry companion, Mini, who has been by her side for more than eighteen years.

Ellie Yang Camp is an artist and educator from the San Francisco Bay Area. The proud daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, she has been a high-school history teacher, a full-time parent, a calligrapher, an anti-racist educator, and now an author. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in education from Stanford. Her book Louder Than the Lies: Asian American Identity, Solidarity, and Self-Love will be published by Heyday Books in October 2024.
 
Dr. Helen Hsu is Director of Outreach, Asian American specialist and lecturer at Stanford University. She is a Past President of the Asian American Psychological Association and has worked as a therapist, clinical supervisor, and mental health consultant for 20 years. Her book The Asian American Healing Trauma Workbook: Heal from Racism, Build Resilience, and Find Strength in Your Identity will be published by New Harbinger in July 2024. Visit Dr. Hsu's Instagram or YouTube to learn more about her work.
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