AWI Voices With Impact presents: Dueling Citizenships

If mental health is the sum total of the way we see and experience the world, then it is at once personal, familial, and cultural. What happens, then, when the context of your culture shifts? When things that were once obvious “facts” are now questioned “opinions” that are out of sync with the world around you? In this session, we watched three films that illuminate aspects of mental health in Mexican, Filipinx, and Chinese cultures with filmmakers Thea Loo, Emilie Cheung, and Adàn Àvalos. Together, we asked questions about how, why, and when heritage, cultural identity, and mental health intersect.

Watch the screen recording below, or download it here.

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance

Please visit this page for International Resources.


Date:June 22, 2021
Time:10:00 am - 11:30 am

Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
“I’m so glad I got to see these films and see the film makers create something so touching. I feel like my inner thoughts and conflicts with my dual identity AND mental health were validated by the films.” "
-Session Attendee


Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission The MHSOAC provides vision and leadership, in collaboration with clients, their family members, and underserved communities, to ensure Californians understand mental health is essential to overall health. MHSOAC holds public mental health systems accountable, provides oversight for eliminating disparities; promotes wellness, recovery and resiliency; and ensures positive outcomes for individuals living with serious mental illness and their families.