Wonkyung Chang, a SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program at the American Nurses Association doctoral fellow, joins host Indrias Kassaye to explore the challenges that young Asian Americans face when it comes to mental health. Wonkyung speaks from her own experiences as a young immigrant navigating life in America, as well as her insights gained from research and discussions with professionals working directly with Asian-American youth.
Wonkyung Chang made the big move to New York City from her native South Korea to pursue her dream of a career as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Soon after taking up residence in the big city, COVID swept through transforming life in ways she had never imagined. In addition to the pressures on health care workers was the rise in anti-Asian sentiment that ultimately led the young recent immigrant to relocate to Rochester, NY, which is where we catch up with Wonkyung on this final episode of Season Three of Mental Health Trailblazers, Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up, where we have focused on the mental health crisis affecting youth and adolescents from racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States.
Wonkyung, a SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program at the American Nurses Association doctoral fellow, joins host Indrias Kassaye to explore the challenges that young Asian Americans face when it comes to mental health. Wonkyung speaks from her own experiences as a young immigrant navigating life in America, as well as her insights gained from research and discussions with professionals working directly with Asian-American youth. Wonkyung shares her recommendations for behavioral health professionals working with Asian American youth and highlights the urgent need for additional culturally competent care providers to enter the workforce to address the unmet needs of a rapidly growing and evolving youth generation.
For more information about Wonkyung Chang, visit https://emfp.org/mfp-fellows/wonkyung-chang
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Episode12: Asian American Youth: Bridging Cultures and Mental Health
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