27. Cultural Influences on Mental Health ft. Maddy Trinh

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Opening up the dialogue about mental health is definitely not an easy task in some households. It can be frustrating, daunting and sometimes tiresome to be vulnerable in front of your family and friends. Although now, more than ever, it's become so important to normalise these conversations about mental health! In this episode, we're joined by the our dear friend Maddy Trinh (who is currently undertaking her Master's degree in clinical psychology) and together we discuss how cultural values have interplayed into the perceptions and interpretations of mental health in the general Asian community. We also discuss some hot tips on how to stay afloat mentally during a pandemic and the relationship between mental and physical health + much more! E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •Maddy's academic journey and volunteer work •Language barriers in conversations about mental health •How cultural values and differences can downplay the severity of mental health •Gender roles and effect on mental health •Helping friends who are struggling with mental health •Tips for people in lockdown/isolation during a pandemic •Normalised toxic behaviours in Asian culture •Ways to encourage more positive conversations about mental health at home •Ties between mental and physical health T I M E S T A M P S -------------------------------- 00:00 Intro to episode 01:25 Intro Maddy & Discussion begins ✨FOLLOW MADDY✨ •Instagram: @maddyformentalhealth ✨MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES✨ •Government support during COVID-19 •Lifeline Australia: 24 Hour Crisis Line - 131 114 •Beyond Blue: Hotline - 1800 512 348 •24/7 Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 •Asian Australian Mental Health Practitioner List by Shapes & Sounds If you'd like to continue the conversation, please message us. We'd love to hear from you, feel free to slide into our dms on instagram: @unapologeticallyazn or send us an email: unapologeticallyasianpodcast@gmail.com Much love, ♥︎ Thuy and Tiana (UA ✌︎) ✨Music by the talented Joakim Karud✨ •Say Goodnight •Soundcloud •Spotify --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unapologeticallyasian/message

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