Wellness in Color: “Between Two Worlds” (Jasmine Q’ian)

Welcome to “Wellness in Color,” a podcast series that explores perspectives on mental health to reshape the cultural language of mental illness.

Interview Guest: Jasmine Q’ian

Hosted by: Caroline Ludy

Produced by: NAMI Minnesota (namimn.org)

Guest Bio:  Living with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), 21 year-old Jasmine Q’ian battles two worlds, the rigors of student life attending college in Minnesota while also navigating her cultural background where talk of mental illness remains heavily stigmatized. Today she talks to “Wellness In Color” about the barriers she has faced both personally and culturally growing up first generation Chinese American. Working hard to knock down personal and cultural barriers, she shares how years of mental health treatment and support have given her a brighter outlook on the future of her wellness journey.

This episode was recorded on 05/02/2019 at NAMI Minnesota in St. Paul, MN.

For more information and resources on mental illness, education and legislative advocacy please visit the NAMI Minnesota website at namimn.org

Efforts related to “Wellness In Color” podcast episodes were supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health Award Number UL1TR002494. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.