Ep 53: Erasing Shame as an Asian American with DJ Chuang

asian podcast May 12, 2023
mental health asian american



Today DJ Chuang tells how he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and openly shares about his mental health journey as an Asian American male. 

DJ Chuang works as a digital strategy consultant and is Director of Christian Asian Mental Health (camh.network) to advance compassion and care in Asian American churches for everyone. He co-hosts the Erasing Shame podcast (erasingshame.com and graduated from Virginia Tech. He blogs at djchuang.com and lives in Orange County, California.


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Highlights from today's episode:

  • Listen to DJ's story of how he discovered he had bipolar disorder
  • DJ shares what he needs to manage his mental health 
  • We talk about the cost of therapy and what DJ thinks is less important than therapy. 
  • When did DJ start telling people about his bipolar disorder and how did he share it with his family




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Other episodes you might be interested in:

Episode 18: Loving our Grandparents and Parents with Food

Episode 3: Linda, 30s, Asian Grandmas

Episode 15: Cecille Valoria, 60, Filipino Greetings and Flowers 

Episode 22: Kay Lam, 78, + my 5-yr-old, A New Friend Through Sign Language 

Ep 33: How to Connect with Your Asian Grandparent Even When You Can't Speak the Same Language  


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