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We Can Do This: Let’s Help One Another Feel Better and Do Better. A Mental Health Discussion about PTSD from COVID-19 and Anti-Asian Hate | National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)

May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

Register | Contact: carissa.villacorta@naffaa.org

We Can Do This: Let’s Help One Another Feel Better and Do Better.
A Mental Health Discussion about PTSD from COVID-19 and Anti-Asian Hate.

We at NaFFAA would like to hold a space where we can talk about the effects of Anti Asian Acts and what we can do to cope with the PTSD when they happen to us.
We will also cover other issues caused by the COVID situation like depression, anxiety, economic distress, family issues and grief. This will also highlight loneliness especially among seniors and what we can do.

We have several Fil-Am therapists who will speak on the topics below.

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH. IN CELEBRATION OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH NaFFAA and its organizational partners present:
We Can Do This: Let’s Help One Another Feel Better and Do Better

A Mental Health Discussion about PTSD from COVID-19 and Anti-Asian Hate
Trauma, Its Effects and How We Can Cope.

Starting with
KUMUSTA KA LOLA | KUMUSTA PO LOLO | SEGMENT ON SENIORS’ FELINGS OF ISOLATION

Speaker:
ANA MARIA BRIGIDA C. JUNIA, M.D. Medical Director St Anne’s Hospital’s Geriatric Psychiatry Unit at New England Sinai Hospital (MA)

IT’S NOT THE END | SEGMENT ON GRIEF AND ANXIETY
Speakers:
Dr. Janis Manalang, EdD, LMHC(FL), LPC(VA, DC), ACS
Chief Executive Director/Clinical Director, the Key Group (VA)
Dr. Manalang enjoys working with all ages. She has had an extensive amount of experience and passion working with Adolescents and their families dealing with Child-Relationship issues; ADHD; opposition; depression; anxiety and divorce; Individuals and couples alike, dealing with but not limited to career changes, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and divorce.

Rosalie R. Sanchez on PTSD from COVID-19.
Rosalie R. Sanchez is a Filipina American licensed clinical social worker with more than a decade of experience providing mental health services to vulnerable New Yorkers. She is currently a mental health trainer with the City of New York responsible for training a new cadre of clinically-astute and culturally-responsive mental health clinicians. Prior to this role,
Rosalie was a program director at the Asian American Federation where she was responsible for helping build the capacity of Asian American community-based organizations and secure funding for their innovative leadership, social and wellness programs.

Rosalie believes in the power of mental wellness and recommends that everyone schedules a mental health check-up in the same way that they get a physical exam once a year & as needed. Mental health is essential!

Ray Tulio on PTSD from Anti-Asian Hate Acts

SHOW ME THE MONEY | SEGMENT ON ECONOMIC DISTRESS
Rod Mercado, Founder of Financial Rescue (CA)

LEGALLY YOURS | HOW THE LAW CAN HELP PROTECT US
Lara Gregory, Esq., Founder, Legal Good (NY)

Q&A
Hosted by Makilala TV Lead Co-Host and NaFFAA NY Executive Director, Rachelle Ocampo.

Details

Date:
May 7
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT