Parents. Let's Talk Mental Health: Asian Americans and Addictive Behaviors – What No One Wants to Ta

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Thursday February 10

12:00 PM  –  1:00 PM

Parents, Lets Talk Mental Health with Menninger Series

Virtual lunchtime series features experts from The Menninger Clinic.

One of the fastest growing groups in America, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) represent an ethnically diverse population with individualized cultural practices. Contrary to the model-minority stereotype, addictive disorders have the same devastating impact on the AAPI community as in non-AAPI populations. However, barriers such as stigma and cultural beliefs result in many individuals hiding their struggles from loved ones. With addictive behaviors on the rise due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, addiction psychiatrist Kelly Truong and addiction psychiatry fellow Shetal Amin will discuss with parents the impacts unhealthy alcohol and nicotine use have on the AAPI community and share strategies for modeling positive behaviors and navigating substance use during these challenging times.

Join us for the seventh session in the 'Parents, Let's Talk Mental Health! with Menninger' series.

The Menninger Clinic, a nationally recognized mental health leader in Houston, joins The Health Museum to offer parents and caregivers helpful mental health information through a free, virtual bi-monthly series, 12pm - 1pm.