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There’s a lot of info, data, and research about mental health, especially in medical and academic research, and now more than ever, the topic of psychology and spirituality are intersecting: “The importance of spirituality in mental health is now widely accepted.” Verghese, Abraham. “Spirituality and mental health.” Indian journal of psychiatry vol. 50,4 (2008): 233-7. … Read more

CAMH becomes a program of Catalyst Wellness Alliance

Since the launch of Christian Asian Mental Health, I (DJ) have engaged in numerous conversations with ministry leaders, counselors, researchers, nonprofits, advocates, and friends, every one of them very encouraging. Here’s a year in review. I was also blessed to receive a couple dozen donations from partners who supported CAMH in its infancy. This funding … Read more

8/28/23 Dialogue on AAPI Mental Health in Atlanta

Asian American & Pacific Islander Christian pastors, therapists, nonprofit leaders, and people with lived experience in the metro ATLANTA area—you are invited to this special gathering on Monday 8/28 at 12:00pm for dialogue on faith, AAPI, and mental health. Learn more about the special guest DJ Chuang. Please register for this free event so … Read more

Asian American Christian Mental Health: Spirituality and Counseling

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When mental health challenges happen in someone’s life, there are many different ways to help that person with care and support. Depending on the individual’s personal background, context, and faith community, discovering the path to health and wellness, treatment and recovery, takes grace and effort, persistence and discernment. In this workshop titled, “Mental Health And … Read more

A History of Asian American Christian Counseling

Once upon a time, a group of churches and Christian counselors, came together and launched a ministry called the Asian American Christian Counseling Service, known as AACCS. Read more abourt is history at From 1986 to 2020, AACCS provided much needed race-conscious culturally-competent professional counseling for many Asian Americans in need. Initially serving English-speaking … Read more