Back to Basics: Impact of Culture on Mental Health Conversations
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we are going back to the basics to provide foundational knowledge and encourage open discussions around mental health.
This panel-style webinar will bring a variety of voices together to reflect on how culture has impacted the way they viewed or talked about mental health growing up. Panelists will also discuss how language and mental health literacy have played a role in caring for their mental health and wellness.
This webinar is designed to help you:
- Learn from others' lived experiences regarding mental health conversations
- Reflect on how your own culture has impacted the way you talk about mental health
- Feel more comfortable openly talking about your mental health
Meet the Speakers:
Krystle Canare (she/her) is the vice chair of the Asian Mental Health Collective, a nonprofit organization which aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide. A proud second-generation Filipino American, Krystle’s mental health advocacy and non-profit leadership extends to her work as fellowship director for the Filipino Young Leaders Program and coach for the National Federation of Filipino American Association’s Empowering Pilipino Youth through Collaboration program. Krystle served as an ambassador for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders during the Obama administration, steering committee member for the National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health, and a health equity ambassador for the American Psychological Association.
Graciela Cain (they/them/theirs) began their career supporting grassroots organizations in the South and became passionate about sex education through their past work with queer youth around HIV advocacy. Graciela is now the mental health training coordinator at BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective). They are committed to developing coalition around building safe futures for queer and trans folks, specifically in the South, and addressing housing injustice among marginalized communities. Graciela is also passionate about being a student and a musician, as well as reading. They love to use music, art, and a “Do It Yourself” approach to deepen connections and promote understanding of movement work.
Liz Hinojosa (she/her) is a licensed marriage and family therapist and co-owner at PsychoSocial Therapy She was born and raised in East Los Angeles to immigrant parents. Liz integrates Brainspotting, expressive arts therapy, and Indigenous healing traditions, especially dream work, in her practice. Liz specializes in women empowerment, the LGBTQ+ community, BIPOC, and reframing vulnerability as a sign of strength.