Mentally Together
Mentally Together
Mar 29, 2021
Satomi Ishikawa - Mental health and supporting the Asian American community
Play • 1 hr 4 min

We can't keep our mental health strong when there are horrible things happening in the world. Just as we need to talk about our feelings, we need to talk about the big issues going on. And recently, there have been way too many horrific things happening to Asian Americans, including a series of mass shootings in Georgia, where 8 people were murdered, including 6 Asian women. 

We have to keep talking about these things and stop ignoring them - and hopefully that will kickstart some change. So today, we're talking to Satomi Ishikawa, a first-generation Japanese American living in Tokyo. She's a storyteller, community builder, and purpose-driven marketer from California. She wants to leave the world better than she found it, and I’m so grateful that part of that includes opening up about her own mental health and what she’s experienced as an Asian American.

This episode DOES discuss some  serious topics, including suicide. If you are experiencing some of those feelings yourself, please reach out to a professional for help. You can always reach The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Links from this episode:
Sign up for Hollaback's bystander intervention training
Donate to the GoFundMe page to stop AAPI hate

You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.

Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-together

Mentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.

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