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

By Crystal Chen

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 with Chinese speaking women and children victims of gender-based and intimate partner violence.
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Wynonna Susilo

Wynonna is a Chinese-Indonesian woman who has a clinical counseling and art therapy degree from Adler University in Chicago. She is currently working with adults with mood and anxiety disorders at Pathlight in Seattle.
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Nancy Xiong

Nancy has worked in higher education where she plans programs and events, advises and fearlessly teaches young folks on issues of social justice, women and gender issues and healthy relationships. Nancy has incorporated storytelling using different mediums which has been a healing tool in her classes and workshops as well as her community work.
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Aarati Ghimire, MSW, LCSW

Aarati’s approach in therapy is inspired from a multicultural, strength based and trauma informed lens. In addition, she provides special insights on issues with diversity such as acculturation, immigration, resettlement etc. and its correlation with mental health.
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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.

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