Dr. Jenny Tzu-Mei Wang, psychologist, speaker, and best selling author of Permission to Come Home, joins Jerry to talk about the importance of our individual and collective mental health, her journey into the psychology field, and inadvertently becoming a safe haven for many within the Asian American community via her instagram account @asiansformentalhealth. Listen today to learn about Jenny’s path to writing a book for people, the ways that she cares for herself, and how we can all grow together. Learn more about Jenny at JennyWangPhD.com
Dr. Jenny Wang is a Taiwanese American clinical psychologist and national speaker on Asian American mental health and racial trauma in Asian American, BIPOC, and immigrant communities. Her work focuses on the intersection of Asian American identity, mental health, and social justice. She is the founder of the @asiansformentalhealth Instagram community, in which she discusses the unique experiences of Asian diaspora and immigrant communities. She spearheaded the Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American Therapist Directory and its companion Canadian directory to help Asians seek culturally-reverent mental health providers.
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