Cultural Humility: Addressing the needs of AANHPIs in Behavioral Healthcare

May 23, 2023

Event Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


In honor of Asian American Heritage Month, the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation will host a webinar with one of our nation’s leading experts on anti-racist education, Dr. Pata Suyemoto from the University of Pennsylvania, for a conversation about cultural humility and how it can be used as a frame to explore Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) needs in behavioral health, specifically addressing cultural concerns related to mental health in AANHPI communities.

In addition to her position at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Suyemoto is the training director for the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) and a master trainer for NAAPIMA’s Achieving Whole Health Program. She is the director of the National Asian American Pacific Islander Empowerment Network, which is a network of AANHPI with lived experience related to mental health concerns. She is the Associate Director of Equity for the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP) and the co-chair of the Greater Boston Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition. Dr. Suyemoto is also founder and co-chair of the MCSP Alliance for Equity and one of the authors of Widening the Lens: Exploring the Role of Social Justice in Suicide Prevention – A Racial Equity Toolkit. She has spoken and written about being a suicide attempt survivor and her struggles with chronic depression and complex PTSD.

Registration is free for OSPF members and $25 for non-members. A CE Application has been submitted for continuing education for prevention, social work, and psychologists.

This webinar will feature American Sign Language Interpretation.

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