Erasing Shame

Erasing Shame

encouraging Christian Asian mental health by erasing shame and stopping stigma to advance compassion and care for every person

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September 29, 2022 38 min

#CW #TW Trigger Warning: Attempted Suicide

Next Gen Pastor Phyllis Myung speaks personally from her lived experiences of surviving suicide attempts and what it was like to be at that moment of despair, being overwhelmed with pain. 

By the grace of God, working hard to find her way to living healthy now, she shares what can save the life of someone who might have suicidal ideation and normal struggles with the stresses of everyday l...

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#cw #tw trigger warning: depression, suicide, suicidal ideation.

DJ Chuang and his Son Jeremiah Chuang (Chinese American) talk about depression and suicidal ideation, based on their lived experiences and how they've been impacted by suicide loss, and suicide prevention warning signs.

SHOW NOTES

• DJ's personal crisis in 2017 djchuang.com/my2017

• Are you in a crisis? Please call or text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 98...

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Having a mental health ministry in any church can be very challenging. It's all the more challenging in ethnic Asian American churches because of our cultural contexts. 

We take a closer look at the practical details for how to start a mental health ministry in an ethic Asian church, based on the experiences at Chinese Christian Church of Thousand Oaks, in California. You'll hear about the divine provisions that made it pos...

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September 7, 2022 36 min

#CW Content Warning #TW Trigger Warning: Suicides. 

How do you make sense of your own life and everything else in world, when someone you love dies by suicide? Research has found that each suicide affects around 115 lives, with 1 in 5 reporting that this experience had a devastating impact.

Korean American Erica Kang opens up and shares her poignantly honest story of surviving suicides in her very own family. She shares how she got...

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Introducing a new chapter of the Erasing Shame podcast, as we embark on a faith adventure to advance compassion and care for Asians and Asian Americans. Listen to how this nationwide initiative will bring together collaboration in our communities to help nearly a million people in experiencing the abundant life. 

https://youtu.be/QFKNP6bPv0Y

Show Notes

The mental health testimony of DJ Chuang https://djchuang.com/my2017/

#book Mult...

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Be among the first to hear what's coming next for the Erasing Shame podcast, as we take a leap of faith into a new chapter and venture into new challenges and horizons. Listen in with co-hosts DJ Chuang, George Xiong, and Hannah Lee Sandoval. As they say, we're building the plane as it flies. Wheeeee.... 

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Emily Wu Truong childhood wasn't easy as a Taiwanese-American for so many reasons, being compared to high achievers, having depression, got bullied, and other challenges. Through the support of friends and personal growth, she's become a mental health advocate and motivational speaker in the San Gabriel Valley area, outside of Los Angeles, for almost a decade. She shares poignantly on this episode of Erasing Shame about fin...

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Japanese-American therapist Robyn Tamanaha talks with Erasing Shame co-host DJ Chuang during the month of May—AAPI heritage month and mental health month about those 2 themes. We chat about what helps Asian Americans most to get that first appointment with a therapist or counselor, the difference between Bipolar Disorder I and Bipolar II, some books Robyn’s reading, and how she hosts 2 podcasts, and more.

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Are you worn down from trying to fulfill your parents’ expectations? Your Asian community’s expectations? Your manager's expectations? Even God's expectations?

On this special episode of Erasing Shame, Eunice Lee (author of "More Christ, More Me: One Woman's Spiritual Journey of Finding Her True Self") talks with co-host Hannah Lee Sandoval about her experiences of erasing shame and feeling not enough, towards a...

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November 30, 2021 39 min

What does lament and Thanksgiving have to do with shame? That's what our four co-hosts explore and discover on this November episode. You'll have to watch and listen to see how it unfolds!

Plus, you can support the work of Erasing Shame with your tax-deductible donation - go to erasingshame.com/donate

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What is the deal with our fears, phobia, anxiety, and shame?

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September 22, 2021 85 min

Erasing Shame pulls back the curtains and talks with Tara Teng, an Embodiment Coach who works in the intersections of spirituality and sexuality. Co-hosts Leah, George, and DJ chat with Tara for over an hour about a whole bunch of things, too many to name, here’s some of the topics we explored: how we learn about sex, men and women, fetishes, desires, why the body matters more than we’ll ever know, compare & contrast between se...

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How many people are happy with their body just as they are, whether it's about their weight, height, sexual attraction, appearance, or skin color?

Special guest Cathy Trinh—author, speaker, executive recruiter and life coach—joins the Erasing Shame co-hosts to have a life-giving and empowering conversations about body image. We share our personal questions and struggles with our bodies and also point to resources for healthy li...

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Erasing Shame co-hosts talk with Tim Ouyang (singer and songwriter of Tim Be Told) about living in the multiple dimensions and layers of life as an Asian American of Chinese descent, and how he's navigating the intersectionality of sexuality, ethnicity, and faith, finding a way of healing and meaning, and telling a better and more beautiful story through it all.

Show Notes

Tim Be Told www.timbetold.com + Instagram @timb...

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It’s May, which means its AAPI Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month!

Hannah Lee Sandoval, George Xiong, and Leah Abraham share what they love about their respective cultures, and give us a quick look into their mental health journeys. They also discuss what to look for if you’re seeking professional counseling help for the first time.

* AAPI stands for Asian American Pacific Islanders

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As social media gets used, actually misused, for cancel culture, our four co-hosts talk about its effects from different Asian American perspectives. Season 5 co-hosts are Hannah Lee Sandoval, George Xiong, Leah Abraham, and DJ Chuang.

https://youtu.be/wAU7tvNPUwk

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With all of the recent hate crimes, violence, and atrocities in our American society, what does wokeness mean and are we doing enough? That's what our co-hosts discuss and explore, after checking-in with each other to see how we're doing.

We'd like to know how you're doing too. Please add a comment or voice message on our website at erasingshame.com.

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People have different church experiences, some helpful, some hurtful. Lillian So, transformation life coach and more, shares her life experiences of growing up in a Korean American church and how she's helping Asian Americans to heal from past church hurts, that they're not the only ones. Interviewed by co-host DJ Chuang.

https://youtu.be/uivUYGg54Vk

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