AWI Our Stories Our Voices presents: Keeping up with Your Cousins: Personal Impacts of Social Comparison in AAPI Communities
The Our Stories, Our Voices festival celebrates AAPI mental health stories told by AAPI filmmakers and artists. Over two days, filmmakers, mental health professionals, and community leaders will lead insightful, interactive workshops focused on the unique experiences of AAPI people and their mental health. You can see them all on the Our Stories, Our Voices information page!
Often we are taught to compare ourselves to members of our families and communities to see where we stack up. Comparison and competition are viewed as necessary sources of growth, without considering the negative consequences of such a mindset. This session will look at the perceived benefits and actual costs of social comparison on mental health, specifically within AAPI communities. Filmmakers Hao Zhao and Rosie Pidcock will be joined by mental health advocates Iris Chen and Amy Wong to examine how the collective pressure to evaluate ourselves against our peers impacts us as individuals.
strong>You can view the event recording below:
Featured National Resources: