Advocacy Update: Mental Health Summit

From Advocacy Coordinator, Daniel Hoddinott: An update on a future opportunity. The East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) in collaboration with the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) will be hosting a Mental Health Summit in the spring to bring together 100-250 students to discuss mental health issues in the AAPI community. The goals for this one-day summit will be to spread awareness regarding mental health issues and to create a safe space for participants to learn more about resources available by those who work in the mental health profession through interactive workshops and plenary sessions. Workshops will focus on education of mental health issues, immigration and health, health care access, and different methods in dealing with mental health issues.

ECAASU is currently forming the planning committee for the AAPI Mental Health Summit. This event will be in late March-early April in Boston, Massachusetts. We are looking for people to join our planning committee. The planning committee will have a public relations team, volunteer & registration team, programming team, logistics team, and finance team. Planning committee members will be expected to participate on conference calls (TBA) and to help out the day of the summit. By joining the planning committee you will be able to work on a professional team, gain resume experience, and network with ECAASU and health professionals.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email Daniel Hoddinott at Daniel.hoddinott@ecaasu.org

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