The unique pressures of being a model minority and the stigma of mental illness has made mental health one of the most pressing yet unaddressed issues within the Asian and Asian American community.
In response Boston College’s Asian Caucus and cabinet (consisting of the presidents of AC & the the 8 Asian Culture Clubs) has launched Silver Week to raise awareness and open up dialogue on mental health.
Events this week include:
- The Breaking Silences Project, an outside acting group that encourages Asian Americans to speak out about mental health.
- The #beafriend campaign to remind us of the impact being there for a friend has
- a health & diet workshop
- Spoken word, song, dance and other performances. Including a joint spoken word performance by JCBC’s co presidents Jackie & Greg
- opportunities to visit University Counseling Services (UCS).