Chinese Health Initiative Kicks Off Mental Wellness Education Series

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The Chinese Health Initiative (CHI) conducted the first in a series of mental wellness parent presentations – “Achieving Success and Balance in the Modern Day” at Mills High School on February 26. The purpose of the series is to educate parents of students at high achieving schools where a high level of stress is common, on the importance of mental wellness and how to improve communications with their child.

Two simultaneous presentations – one in English and the other in Chinese – were held with a total number of 50+ participants. This event proved to be a crucial resource to parents as it began conversations about their child’s mental well-being and the Q&A session demonstrated the parent’s engagement to the material presented. The presentation was well-received and parents and school administration have expressed interest for more workshops that delve deeper into the material covered.

The next event is a Parent-Child Interaction workshop planned for April, to continue this conversation and teach parents practical skills to effectively and compassionately communicate with their child to promote their mental wellness. For more information about CHI, visit www.smchealth.org/chi.   Find out about BHRS’s Chinese Outreach Worker, Phillip Chen, who offers education and assistance for the Chinese Community.