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Thomas Jefferson High School PTSA’s Health & Wellness Committee will be hosting a lecture and workshop with the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness on Saturday, March 4 from 2pm – 5pm in the TJ Lecture Hall. This event will feature a panel of experts led by TJ alum Justin Chen MD, discussing cross-cultural and bi-cultural student emotional wellness.

The Center was founded in 2014 by three Boston-based physicians who recognized a tremendous need to support the emotional health of students from non-Western cultural backgrounds. As practicing mental health clinicians, they noticed increasing referrals of Asian American students for problems like anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. As bicultural individuals themselves, with perspectives informed by diverse experiences including clinical work with Asian and Western patients, public health training, and parenthood, they agreed the solution to these problems lay not in increased mental health treatment, but rather in early recognition, education, and primary prevention. LEARN  MORE.

If you are interested in attending, please REGISTER HERE.