Communication Health Interactive for Parents and Others


Communication Health Interactive for Parents of Adolescents and Others

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August 10, 2019

Eun Kyung Joanne Lee (left), adjunct clinical instructor at Stanford, and Rona Hu, a Stanford University psychiatrist, perform a mother-daughter skit in the Milton Marks Auditorium at the state building in San Francisco. The two are part of CHIPAO, or the Communication Health Interactive for Parents of Adolescents and Others.
Photo: Yalonda M. James / The...

September 13, 2018

KTSF 26 Chinese TV Station have interviewed Dr. Rona Hu and Dr. Joanne Lee to be part of their Youth Mental Health Awareness Campaign, "Silent Storm". 

Part 1: Exploring the mental health problems of chinese students

Part 2: Chinese Students do not ask parents to help them

Part 3: What are the early signs of depression?

Part 4: How to help Asian Students Re...

Discussion regarding the topic of Teen Suicide, as the leading causes of death among teens in the U.S., was held with speakers Elliot Kallen, Dr. Rona Hu, and Dr. Patrick O'Reilly, at the San Francisco Commonwealth Club. Dr. Rona Hu discusses the role of Stanford CHIPAO in its efforts to address teen suicide in the bay area. 

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May 18, 2017

In “Just Be Happy,” Dr. Bibi Das plays a mother struggling to talk to her daughter, played by Preeti Talwai, about depression. (Photo: Jeff Enlow/KQED)

In Palo Alto, where Asian Americans make up nearly 40 percent of the student population, they also make up roughly 40 percent of youth suicides over the last decade. And in just the last two years, four out...

A perpetual battle persists between adolescents and parents in many households; two parties struggling to maintain an uneasy truce over school, relationships, cultural identity, and more. Misunderstandings and arguments are common, some gradually resolving over time as the teen matures, but some becoming deep-seated or even escalating. If you’ve ever wish...

I have an article published at PRI.org’s Global Nation this week that is the culmination of some research into the work of Asian Americans in the mental health field after the tragic teen suicide clusters in Palo Alto. Like many Silicon Valley communities, Palo Alto has a sizable (40% and growing) population of Asian Americans, including many hapas, and t...

“I need to know if you’re doing something stupid.”

A mother shakes a fistful of bloody tissues while confronting her teenage daughter about fears that the girl is cutting herself. In this case, the “mother” is Stanford University psychiatrist Dr. Rona Hu and this scenario is playing out on a stage at Mills High School in Millbrae, California.

It’s just...

April 12, 2016

Noticing a dramatic increase in the rate of teenage suicides in the Asian community, San Francisco Bay is finally gearing up to do something about it.

A new parenting workshop on Asian parental expectations is compelling parents to address teenage issues like suicides and student distress in the San Francisco Bay area.

The workshop, produced by psychiatrist...

April 11, 2016

A new workshop that includes vignettes on Asian parental expectations is making its way around the San Francisco Bay Area to good reviews.

The Mercury News reports the workshops produced by psychiatrists from Stanford University is especially timely given that four of the last nine suicides of Palo Alto youth were Asian.

Not coincidentally, Stanford is...

Asian teens openly joke, lament and mostly endure the intense academic pressure from their families -- the expectation of perfection, and the drive to keep up with the Zhangs and Kumars. Now, propelled by clusters of teen suicides and evidence of student distress, many of their parents are confronting and examining those cultural differences. 

In Palo Al...

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