Friday, October 2, 2009

Asian American Mental Health Education Forum in Virginia

Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 5:30 - 8:00
Tuckahoe Public Library
1901 Starling Dr
Richmond, VA 23229 US

*This is a free event. Refreshments will be served.

The Virginia Asian Foundation in collaboration with The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Office of Cultural & Linguistic Competency and other partners proudly presents the first Asian American Mental Health Education Forum in Virginia

The tragic events of Virginia Tech and several other tragedies across the nation in the past year highlighted the necessity to address a consistently overlooked and taboo issue, Mental Health among Asian Americans.

Cultural diversity within Asian Americans, the individual's degree of acculturation age, gender, education, economic status, immigration status, religious beliefs, and social stigma affect how Asian Americans seek behavioral health care.


  • Cecily Rodriguez, Director, Office of Cultural & Linguistic Competence Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
  • Cary Bero, Clinical Supervisor, Henrico Area Mental Health & Retardation Services
  • Nguyen Minh Ha, Global Research Manager, International Mission Board
  • Nguyen Nhat Minh, CSB Transportation Coordinator, Fairfax - Falls Church Community Services Board
  • Dixita Toprani, Instructor, The Art of Living
The Asian community is invited to attend this forum to better understand how to deal with specific behavioral health issues in today's fast paced society. Providers are encouraged to join us to gain a better understanding about Asian American behavioral health needs to best serve this growing population.

Registration is limited. Please register early by sending an email to

Tel: (804) 798-3975

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