His name is Can Truong, but mental illness is only part of his story. Coming from a culture where only 12% of those with mental illness are willing to mention it to a friend or relative, Can is now one of the few Asian Americans willing to talk about the other battle ---
---the battle against the stigma and silencing shame with which many Asian Americans view mental illness, including Can’s own parents and friends. As part of his healing journey and recovery of dignity, Can shares his story in a film nominated for the 2012 Voice Awards.
Please join the filmmaker and producer Pearl J. Park at both screenings and a panel of speakers on September 26 to discuss the film and the ways we can address mental health issues.
Length of film: 1:05:23
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Film shown: from 5:15 to 6:25pm. Discussion follows with filmmaker Pearl J. Park.
Location: Jane Addams Hull-House Museum UIC, 800 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Film shown: from 12:15pm to 1:25pm. Discussion follows with filmmaker Pearl J. Park and panel of speakers.
Location: Room 109 SPH Auditorium, UIC School of Public Health, 1603 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612-4394
Panel of Speakers:
- Moderator: Rooshey Hasnain, Ed.D, a Visiting Clinical Research Assistant Professor with the Asian American (ASAM) Studies Program and the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
- Pearl J. Park, Producer/Filmmaker
- Aruna Jha, Ph.D., Founder of the Asian American Suicide Prevention Initiative (AASPI)
- JaeJin Pak, advocate, crisis counselor, educator, and ally working to end men’s violence against women
- Levi, Aliposa, Assistant Program Director at Thresholds Rowan Trees since early 2000
- Nicole Pashka, MS, CRC, Chair of the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association’s Multicultural & Diversity Committee
For full program details and registration, please go to http://www.uic.edu/las/asam/
For disability-related accommodations please contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) two weeks in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-413-2183.
For the September 26 screening, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for all those who have the following licenses: LSW, LCSW, LPC, and LCPC
For additional informational information, contact Priyang Baxi (email@example.com) or Dr. Rooshey Hasnain (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI)
- Asian American Institute (AAI)
- Asian American Public Health Student Organization (AAPHSO)
- Erasing the Distance (ETD)
- Illinois U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) Local Chapter
- Jane Addam's Hull House Museum
- U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA)
- UIC Asian American Studies Program (ASAM)
- UIC Asian American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC)
- UIC Asian American Suicide Prevention Initiative (AASPI)
- UIC BA degree in Urban and Public Affairs Program in the College of Urban
Planning and Policy
- UIC Center on Mental Health Services Research & Policy
- UIC Counseling Center
- UIC Department of Disability and Human Development (DHD) and Bodies of Work
- UIC Disability Resource Center (DRC)
- UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP)
This event is sponsored by the UIC AANAPISI Initiative, which is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions Program.