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Mad Pride Day
Mad Pride Day
For Mad Pride Day this year, we’re explore at the stigmatization and erasure of mental health conditions in the Asian & Pacific Islander community.
What stories are you reading to unpack your family’s cultural relationship with mental health access?
When is it?
- July 14th
- Living with Viola (ages 9-12)
- Jenny Mei is Sad (ages 4-8)
- Just Roll With It (ages 8-12)
- Have you ever been upset about injustice and had someone dismiss you as ‘hysterical,’ ‘crazy,‘ or common for kids – ‘over-tired’?
- How does it feel to have your concerns brushed aside like that? Why?
- What is your family’s history with mental health issues?
- How do members judge, silence, or dismiss members who experience mental health challenges?
- How have your family members’ experiences with racism, colonialism, ableism, displacement, sexism, and other oppressions compounded your ability to access mental health care?
More Resources To Dig Deeper
- Destigmatizing Emotional & Mental Health for Asian & Pacific Islander Kids
- Kids stories Validating Big Feelings
- Podcast on letting go of ableist, sanist, and racist language: A Mexican, A Oriental and A Black Walk Into A Podcast: Decolonizing our language for the next generation
- Freedom We Sing: Reflecting on our history of colonization, forced constitutionalism, and abolition.