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Permission to Come Home: Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americans

Permission to Come Home: Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americans

by Jenny Wang
Permission to Come Home: Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americans

Permission to Come Home: Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americans

by Jenny Wang

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Overview

“Dr. Jenny T. Wang has been an incredible resource for Asian mental health. I believe that her knowledge, presence, and activism for mental health in the Asian American/Immigrant community have been invaluable and groundbreaking. I am so very grateful that she exists.”—Steven Yeun,  actor, The Walking Dead and Minari


Asian Americans are experiencing a racial reckoning regarding their identity, inspiring them to radically reconsider the cultural frameworks that enabled their assimilation into American culture. As Asian Americans investigate the personal and societal effects of longstanding cultural narratives suggesting they take up as little space as possible, their mental health becomes critically important. Yet despite the fact that over 18 million people of Asian descent live in the United States today — they are the racial group least likely to seek out mental health services.

  Permission to Come Home takes Asian Americans on an empowering journey toward reclaiming their mental health. Weaving her personal narrative as a Taiwanese American together with her insights as a clinician and evidence-based tools, Dr. Jenny T. Wang explores a range of life areas that call for attention, offering readers the permission to question, feel, rage, say no, take up space, choose, play, fail, and grieve. Above all, she offers permission to return closer to home, a place of acceptance, belonging, healing, and freedom. For Asian Americans and Diaspora, this book is a necessary road map for the journey to wholeness. 


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538708002
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 05/03/2022
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 149,041
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

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.
 

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Permission to Question 1

Chapter 2 Permission to Feel 27

Chapter 3 Permission to Rage 57

Chapter 4 Permission to Say No 83

Chapter 5 Permission to Take Up Space 115

Chapter 6 Permission to Choose 137

Chapter 7 Permission to Fail 165

Chapter 8 Permission to Play 189

Chapter 9 Permission to Grieve 211

Chapter 10 Permission to Come Home 239

Conclusion: Final Thoughts 262

Resources 264

References 267

Appendix: Examples of Core Values 269

Acknowledgments 270

Reading Group Guide 273

About the Author 276

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