Asian Minds Holds Video Open Call to Promote Mental Health Awareness

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BOSTON– Together Empowering Asian Minds, a national campaign known as TEAM, is holding video open call to promote mental health awareness in the Asian community. The campaign is aimed at breaking the cultural stigma surrounding mental health issues in the Asian American and Pacific Islanders community by educating and empowering individuals to speak, share and support one another.

The TEAM is holding a video open call to encourage creative ways to discuss and share about the different experiences and perspectives of mental health for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Entries can take the form of video essays, personal stories, or PSAs. Some questions to consider may be:

● What are some of the challenges the AAPI community faces in addressing mental health issues?

● How can we challenge these cultural forces and de-stigmatize talking about and seeking

treatment for mental health issues?

● Have you or someone you know faced mental health challenges?

● Has your cultural background affected the way you see mental health?

Anyone over 18 years old can submit a video (30 seconds to 6 minutes long) until January 31, 2017. The winners of the TEAM Video Open Call will receive a prize from Philosophy, the sponsor of the event through its Hope & Grace initiative, and their videos will be shown at a simulcast event in the spring of 2017.

Please visit the TEAM website for more details about the Video Open Call, including the official rules and the submission form.

TEAM is a peer-led, Massachusetts-based coalition formed in 2010 to address the urgent and unique mental health challenges faced by the AAPI community and their loved ones. Saheli, The Transformation Center, and Asian Women for Health are the lead agencies.

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