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encouraging Christian Asian mental health by erasing shame and stopping stigma to advance compassion and care for every person

Erasing Shame DJ Chuang & Friends

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 26 Ratings

encouraging Christian Asian mental health by erasing shame and stopping stigma to advance compassion and care for every person

    Mental Health Matters for Pastors and Church Leaders with Sam Yoon

    Mental Health Matters for Pastors and Church Leaders with Sam Yoon

    Co-hosts Pastor Sam Yoon and DJ Chuang will have conversations about pastors, church leaders, and mental health throughout the month of October, on this occasion of National Clergy Appreciation Month. We discuss how pastors can have healthier lives amidst a very stressful and demanding vocation, and where their help can come from.
    Pastoral Care Ministries and Resources
    Caring for Pastors and their Families https://www.focusonthefamily.com/faith/church/


    • 23 min
    Insights from a Suicide Attempt Survivor

    Insights from a Suicide Attempt Survivor

    #CW #TW Trigger Warning: Attempted Suicide
    Next Gen Pastor Phyllis Myung speaks personally from her lived experiences of surviving suicide attempts and what it was like to be at that moment of despair, being overwhelmed with pain. 
    By the grace of God, working hard to find her way to living healthy now, she shares what can save the life of someone who might have suicidal ideation and normal struggles with the stresses of everyday life - whether that's school, work, marriage, or family. Thank you Phyllis, for sharing words of life.
    • Are you in a crisis? Please call or text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. Or, contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

    • 38 min
    Asian American Father and Son Talk about Depression and Suicide

    Asian American Father and Son Talk about Depression and Suicide

    #cw #tw trigger warning: depression, suicide, suicidal ideation.
    DJ Chuang and his Son Jeremiah Chuang (Chinese American) talk about depression and suicidal ideation, based on their lived experiences and how they've been impacted by suicide loss, and suicide prevention warning signs.
    • DJ's personal crisis in 2017 djchuang.com/my2017
    • Are you in a crisis? Please call or text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. Or, contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.
    • September is National Suicide Prevention Month.
    • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention https://afsp.org/

    • 47 min
    Starting a Mental Health Ministry in an ethnic Asian Church

    Starting a Mental Health Ministry in an ethnic Asian Church

    Having a mental health ministry in any church can be very challenging. It's all the more challenging in ethnic Asian American churches because of our cultural contexts. 
    We take a closer look at the practical details for how to start a mental health ministry in an ethic Asian church, based on the experiences at Chinese Christian Church of Thousand Oaks, in California. You'll hear about the divine provisions that made it possible for mental health to be addressed in their church; and then again, isn't all that we have a gift and provision of God anyways? Our hope is that your church will be encouraged to address mental health too, because this is such an urgent need for many.
    Pastor Curtis Lowe and wife Carole started the Enlighten Mental Health Ministry in 2018 to enlighten, encourage, and educate people facing the realities of mental illness to lighten our burden. 
    And, you're invited to come in-person or join online for the free Enlighten Seminar on October 1, 2022, - get seminar info and register at https://enlightenmentalhealth.org/2022-seminar/
    Show Notes
    Personal mental health experiences of Pastor Curtis Lowe and Carole (Sept 2019)

    • 33 min
    When a family member dies by suicide

    When a family member dies by suicide

    #CW Content Warning #TW Trigger Warning: Suicides. 
    How do you make sense of your own life and everything else in world, when someone you love dies by suicide? Research has found that each suicide affects around 115 lives, with 1 in 5 reporting that this experience had a devastating impact.
    Korean American Erica Kang opens up and shares her poignantly honest story of surviving suicides in her very own family. She shares how she got through those devastating hard times and what she does to stay healthy and caring for herself and others. 
    Our prayer is that her honesty will empower you and those you know to take the first step to get help when/if you need to express your painful feelings. Call 988 anywhere and anytime for the crisis & suicide lifeline. You'e not alone. There are people who care and can help.

    • 36 min
    Introduction: Encouraging Christian Asian Mental Health

    Introduction: Encouraging Christian Asian Mental Health

    Introducing a new chapter of the Erasing Shame podcast, as we embark on a faith adventure to advance compassion and care for Asians and Asian Americans. Listen to how this nationwide initiative will bring together collaboration in our communities to help nearly a million people in experiencing the abundant life. 
    Show Notes
    The mental health testimony of DJ Chuang https://djchuang.com/my2017/
    #book MultiAsian.Church: A Future for Asian Americans in a Multiethnic World
    Asian American mental health podcasts
    Asians Do Therapy https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/asians-do-therapy/id149746789  Thrive Spice https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thrive-spice/id1566240919  Mannmukti Mental Health https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mannmukti-mental-health-podcast/id1230819620  Full Well Therapy https://www.fullwelltherapy.com/thefullwell  Better Men Podcast https://www.bettermenpodcast.com  Asian Lifing https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/asian-lifing/id1548770017  Cup of Chai with South Asian Youth Mental Health  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cup-of-chai-with-south-asian-youth-mental-health-saymh/id1624961135 Minor Feelings  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/minor-feelings/id1523310294  Asian Women for Health https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/asian-women-for-health/id1453580873  The South Asian Mind https://www.thesouthasianmind.com  Mental Health Mukbang https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-health-mukbang/id1516686547 
    Brown Taboo Project https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/brown-taboo-project/id1388002152 Waves of Change https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/waves-of-change-modern-perspectives-in-asian/id1341544913 Presence and Practice https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/presence-and-practice/id1498024339 Two Addys and a Coffee Please https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/two-addys-and-a-coffee-please/id1536160220 Research Sense for Korean American Therapy https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/research-sense-for-korean-american-therapy/id1612729853 Beyond the Couch https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beyond-the-couch-with-bridges/id1593451360 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/alaap-with-bmhm/id1537181605 Tackling Minds https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tackling-minds/id1510074302 Noggin Notes https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noggin-notes-cambodia/id1547401362 Healing Out Laod https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-out-laod/id1446243481 Fundamentally Human https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fundamentally-human/id1553839995 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-active-optimist/id1561421524 The Elephant in the Asian Room https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-elephant-in-the-asian-room/id1525138591  Breaking Taboo https://breaking-taboo.org/   

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

deconstructed ,


So glad I found you ! Thanks!

Courageous Asian ,

This podcast changed my life!!

For so many years of my adult life, I struggled with so many questions and internal conflict of who I was as a person and the thoughts/feelings I had as a 2nd-gen Asian American. I carried so much shame that I didn’t even know that I felt certain things or why I did what I did, as well as why my parents did what they did. It helped so much to know I am not alone in my struggles/feelings, as well as to be able to put healthy productive language to my pain & hear from therapists & experts about something that is so hidden from society and excluded from normal daily conversation. The more I learn, the more I can bring things to consciousness in order to raise awareness and step towards healing rather than sitting in a constant cloud of confusion, depression or doubt, thinking what is wrong with me and why do I feel what I feel. I never thought to seek out help in the past because I didn’t know I needed it, and this podcast gave me courage to begin my healing journey and take back control in my life. Thanks so much DJ for having the courage to start this podcast!

robbuchanan ,

Semper Fidelis

Being a white American I am very oblivious to the Asian culture and the lack of discussion regarding mental health. It’s truly inspiring what you are doing through your podcast. I’m learning so much. Stay the course and keep saving lives. Y’all Rock!!

Semper Fidelis


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