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Decolonizing Mental Health: Diagnosing Our Collective Unwellness

Event Date:

June 18, 2021

Event Time:

1:00 pm

Chicago Minds is proud to partner with Community of Asian-American Therapists in Chicagoland (CAATCH) to jointly present this workshop.

In this interactive workshop, Mimi Khúc will lead participants in decolonizing our understandings of mental health by critically examining dominant ways of approaching mental health, generating our own collective definition of mental health, and exploring how our unwellness exceeds the medical concept of “diagnosis.” 

Join us to understand what does it look like to fully examine Asian American unwellness and nurture Asian American wellness? What tools would we need to really diagnose–and care for–our collective unwellness? Participants will leave with new language around mental health and expanded approaches to care, for themselves and for each other.

Workshop content is geared towards mental health clinicians/ students training to be mental health clinicians. Recording of the webinar will be available to registrants after the event.

About the Speaker

Mimi Khúc, PhD, is a writer, scholar, and teacher of things unwell. She is the 2019-2020 Scholar/Artist/Activist in Residence in Disability Studies at Georgetown University, and the Managing Editor of The Asian American Literary Review. Guest Editor of Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health, an arts and humanities intervention that works to rethink and decolonize Asian American un/wellness, she oversees the Open in Emergency Initiative, a multi-year national project developing mental health arts programming with universities and community spaces. She is currently working on several book projects including a manifesto on contingency in Asian American studies and essays on mental health, the arts, and the University.


CAATCH is a community of Asian American mental health professionals in Chicago who have come together to deepen and sharpen our understanding of how to better help Asian Americans address and heal from the issues impacting our community. CAATCH strongly believes that mental health is a critical part of healing, growing, thriving, and making a difference in this world. CAATCH also seeks to destigmatize mental health issues and make it as easy to talk about as anything else.

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Cancellations made 24 hours or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made on the day of the event will not be refunded.

Event Schedule Details

  • June 18, 2021 1:00 pm   -   2:30 pm
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