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

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH, and IN CELEBRATION OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, NaFFAA and its organizational partners will be hosting a safe 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.

Our Topics and Speakers include:

• KUMUSTA KA LOLA | KUMUSTA PO LOLO | SEGMENT ON SENIORS' FEELINGS 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
Speaker:
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.

• COVID-19 related PTSD | SEGMENT ON TRAUMA & STRESS DISORDERS PART 1
Speaker:
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. 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!

• PTSD from Anti-Asian Hate Acts | SEGMENT ON TRAUMA & STRESS DISORDERS PART 2
Speaker:
RAY TULIO,  Behavioral Health Specialist and Coach
Team Manager, O'Neill Surf Team

• SHOW ME THE MONEY | SEGMENT ON ECONOMIC DISTRESS
Speaker:
ROD MERCADO, Founder of Financial Rescue (CA)

• LEGALLY YOURS | HOW THE LAW CAN HELP PROTECT US
Speaker:
LARA GREGORY, Esq., Founder, Legal Good (NY)

• Q&A | OPEN FORUM (For those who register on Zoom)
Hosted by Makilala TV Lead Co-Host and NaFFAA NY Executive Director, Rachelle Ocampo.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS