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Hope for Our Future Event
The Asian American Task Force and the RUHS-BH MHSA Cultural Competency Program present the "Hope for Our Future" event.

This is a virtual celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Join us as we come together as a community to share resources, coping strategies, and how our heritage can be a wellness tool during this COVID-19 worldwide pandemic

Kids can participate in our youth art contest! Submit a drawing, poem, or short story about how Asian culture brings you hope. Five winners will each receive a $25 gift card!

The program features a few speakers who will share their stores of heritage, wellness and hope; a display of art work by school age children/youth and the latest updates about resources especially as it pertains to Asian Pacific Americans.

Please complete the Hope Art Submission Form by using this link https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IDgiWx-UgBQU7meqMnqSJ_Xdz4tWwSpQ2TBPdR4nxko/edit

May 28, 2020 03:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Andrew Subica, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry @University of California Riverside School of Medicine
Dr. Andrew Subica is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and completed fellowships with the University of Southern California, Loyola Marymount University, and the Doris Miller Veterans Affairs hospital. He has worked for over 10 years with Asian Americans with mental illness, and is currently leading the first study funded by the National Institute of Health to examine mental illness in Pacific Islanders.
Novanh Xayarath, LMFT
Western Region Children's Administrator @Riverside University Health - Behavioral Health
Novanh Xayarath, LMFT, is the Western Region Children’s Administrator. Novanh received his undergraduate degree from UC Riverside and his Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Cal State San Bernardino. Novanh has over 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adults and family in Riverside and San Bernardino County.
Maria Abrigo
Co-Chair of the Asian American Task Force RUHS-BH
Ms. Maria Abrigo is an immigrant from the Philippines, a community volunteer, a business owner and a State Farm agent in Moreno Valley. She is the Co-Chair of the RUHS-BH Asian American Task Force.