Asian/Immigrant Mental Wellness Workshop, June 10, Doors Open at 9am!

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Mental Wellness Workshop
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Queens Library at Flushing
41-17 Main Street, Flushing Queens, NY 11355
Lower Level Auditorium

9:00 am: Doors open.  Entry is not permitted before this time.
9:00 – 9:30 am: Registration & Free Continental Breakfast
9:30 am – 12:30 pm: Program Presentation/Panel Discussion
12:30 – 1:00 pm Free Refreshments/Networking

Hamilton Madison House, Samaritans Suicide Prevention Center and the Problem Gambling Prevention Coalition invite you to attend a free Asian/Immigrant Mental Wellness Workshop at the Queens Flushing Library, Wednesday, June 10, 2015.  

Join us for this open discussion with mental health professionals as we address the unspoken problem of suicide and mental wellness in the Asian and Immigrant community.  

Please share this opportunity with your colleagues.


Social workers, guidance counselors, psychologists, substance abuse and addiction counselors, home health workers and other family and community health providers working within the Asian/Immigrant community as well as others those who provide care, support and/or treatment to members of that community.


Our Unspoken Problem touches the lives of many members of the Asian and Immigrant community.  Cultural stigmatization of mental health problems and insufficient access to culturally competent services result in the needless suffering of friends and family.

  • The Asian/Immigrant Community has among the highest suicide rates in the country.
  • Asians are consistently identified as having the highest risk for problem gambling.
  • The NYC High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey (CDC) showed an increase in male and female Asian students who “seriously considered suicide” in the past 12 months.
  • Asian American Women (ages 65-84) consistently have the highest suicide rate relative to other racial demographics.
  • Untreated mental health problems like depression and addiction can lead to death, domestic violence, financial ruin, family disintegration, long-term hospitalization and incarceration-impacting both the individuals, families and their community.


  • Join us at the Asian/Immigrant Mental Wellness Workshop and take part in an open discussion with mental health professionals as we address this Unspoken Problem and the mental wellness of our community.
  • Confront the critical problems impacting our community: addiction, problem gambling, parenting/grandparenting challenges, and mental health treatment for the Korean Community.

Learn about where and how to access mental wellness support for friends, family, and yourself! Engage in conversation about how to recognize signs of mental health problems in your colleagues, friends, and family.


  • Alan Ross, Addressing the Unspoken Problem
  • Peter Yee, Problem Gambling in the Asian community
  • Erica Vien,  Parenting Challenges for Asian immigrants
  • Inok Kim, Wellness Challenges for Korean Americans
  • Ginette Wong, Addictive Behaviors in the Asian community

This free workshop is a community collaboration of the Samaritans of New York, Hamilton Madison House and the Problem Gambling Prevention Coalition with funding provided by New York City Council Members Elizabeth Crowley, Peter Koo, Paul Vallone, Mark Weprin, Ruben Wills, and the Neuberger Berman Foundation, in association with the Queens Library at Flushing.