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Filipino family dynamics in a nutshell:

1) If there’s a huge conflict/elephant in the room, never address it directly ever. Instead, just tsismis about it with every single person (except for the parties involved obviously) and hope it goes away.
Filipino family dynamics in a nutshell:

2) If someone does open up about some hurt or trauma, just stare at them in silence or avoid saying much, because you don’t want to get involved or take sides. Even if there is clearly harm that has been done, it’s best to stay out of it.
Filipino family dynamics in a nutshell:

3) If some family conflict makes you uncomfortable, just drink and eat and sing karaoke until that discomfort goes away - or at least until you are distracted (or drunk) enough to pretend that it doesn’t exist.
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A journalist friend informed me that a major national mental health organization provided a list of “Psychologists available to discuss Anti-Asian Racism and Violence”. It included many people who have mentored me or have been invaluable to @AAPAonline & #AsianAmericanPsychology.
Please follow all of these amazing Asian American Psychologists and their work: @seachellez @drmichifu @gnhall2 @HelenHsuPsyD @RichLeePhD @DrWillMingLiu @drpriscillalui @deraldwingsue @DrSherryCWang & Dr. Jenny Wang (IG: @ asiansformentalhealth)
Two weeks ago, I contacted the organization to let them know that I was concerned that their list included 9 East Asian Americans and 1 Filipina American and that it was not inclusive of the many South Asian and Southeast Asian American psychologists who are doing amazing work.
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