Embracing Cultural Confidence™

The Powerful Intersectionality of Mental Health & Asian Identity

Sustainability & You

Small Actions For A Brighter Future

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Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EST

Venue: Zoom Meeting

Admission: Free

Description:

Join Ascend New England as we celebrate AAPI Heritage month, as well as Mental Health Awareness month. Come join us in an intimate evening where we discuss mental health, identity, and the stigma it has in the AAPI community. Learn about actions you can do for individual self-care as well as progressing the dialogue in our community.

Events Details:

Speaker:

Jeanie Y. Chang

Founder, Your Change Provider, PLLC®

Jeanie Chang is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Founder of Your Change Provider, PLLC®, an interdisciplinary practice founded on solutions and cultural condence™. Jeanie’s clinical expertise extends well outside the therapy room. She is a #1 bestselling author and an accomplished international speaker for corporations, community organizations, and colleges on topics such as burnout, resilience, mindfulness, stress, workplace wellness, and mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, and suicidality. Jeanie is also a corporate wellness and DEI consultant, executive leadership advisor, and clinical expert for college student organizations. In addition, she provides support groups for AAPI leaders and journalists around the country.

Jeanie founded the national Cultural Confidence™ program which she created for business leaders and professionals. She has presented her core framework curriculum for corporations such as Cisco, Eaton, Lenovo, Salesforce, SAS Institute, Inc., SC Johnson, Truist, and VMLY&R. Currently, she is spearheading the curriculum-based program for non-profits including the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), the Council of Korean Americans (CKA), The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE), and the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) as "Self-Care & Wellness By NAAAP." In addition, she is working with colleges in curating mental health programing to support students on campuses nationwide. Furthermore, Jeanie launched her own YouTube Channel called, "Noona's Noonchi" where she does a deep dive into Korean dramas from a mental health perspective. Her first book, A is for Authentic: Not for Anxieties or for Straight A's, is a #1 international bestseller on Amazon.

Jeanie is a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) with experience in grief and trauma. In addition, Jeanie holds specialized training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Jeanie followed a calling in mental health after a diverse career path. She first started as a broadcast journalist in Washington, DC, then went on to attend business school. Her work in the corporate sector includes business operations, marketing, public relations, and client success management.

Jeanie is an active volunteer in the Asian American community. She serves as President and Board Chair of Asian Mental Health Collective (AMHC) and co-leads the Women's Affinity Group for the Council of Korean Americans. Recently, Jeanie founded her own non-profit organization called, Authentic Self-Care & Wellness, Inc. whose mission is to support non-profits and its leaders around the country.

For her own self-care, Jeanie loves going on date nights with her husband of 23 years, enjoys spending time outdoors with her four children ages 14-20, and planning family vacations.