Join us at the AAPI Mental Health Experience

The rise of anti-Asian hate during the COVID pandemic has had serious effects on AAPI youth and their mental health. They are often fearful to pursue day to day activities like going to school, taking public transportation, and hanging out with friends, and many are now at risk of falling behind.   

CYC created the AAPI Mental Health Experience to shine a light on these issues and help youth find the support they need. The AAPI Mental Health Experience will host culturally attuned workshops, guest speakers who will share their mental health experiences as an AAPI, and panelists who will provide diverse perspectives on mental health. We invite AAPI youth ages 14-24 to join us for a day of healing.

Date: Saturday, May 28th, 2022

Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm PST

Location: City College of San Francisco Chinatown/North Beach Campus 808 Kearny Street San Francisco, CA 94108

Cost: Free

Who: Youth ages 14-24

Lunch will be provided for everyone. Free boba for the first 60 attendees who arrive.


  • Life is Like Boba: Navigating & Defining Your Asian American Identity
  • #challengethestigma
  • Meeting Halfway: Approaching Your Loved Ones About Mental Health


  • Amy Li (she/her) – Youth, Galileo High School
  • Lucia Shen (she/her) – Youth, Central allcove Team Youth Advisory Board Member
  • Shuxin Tan (she/her) – API Parent
  • Shirley Max (she/her) – Peer Support and Supported Education and Employment Manager at the Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Ziqiu Yan (she/her) – Clinician at CYC

Guest Speakers:

  • Sucheta Shahane (she/her) – SOLVE Speaker, Mental Health Association of San Francisco
  • Christina Yu (she/her) – Education & Employment Specialist, Felton Institute