Title

Bridging the Gap Between the Arts and Medicine: A Graphic Novel About Intergenerational Trauma and Mental Health in an Asian-American Family

Start Date

18-7-2022 12:30 PM

End Date

18-7-2022 2:30 PM

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Healing the Whole Family is a graphic novel of Grace Chiang’s New York Times’ autobiographical article about intergenerational trauma in her Taiwanese-American family. It is a project from Yale Compassionate Home, Action Together (CHATogether), a research group focused on AAPI mental health. The graphic novel describes Grace's struggle with her mental health and her family who, in the beginning, do not acknowledge mental illness. The story follows Grace as she struggles to understand her family and her revelations as she discovers how intergenerational trauma plays a large role. The graphic novel includes “Teaching Points” about concepts shown in the story which educate and encourage reflection. The graphic novel aims to: 1) create a visually appealing and relatable story about mental illness for AAPI families; 2) educate AAPI families about mental health, intergenerational trauma, attachment theory, the circle of security, and ACEs; 3) encourage conversations about mental health within AAPI families.

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Bridging the Gap Between the Arts and Medicine: A Graphic Novel About Intergenerational Trauma and Mental Health in an Asian-American Family

Healing the Whole Family is a graphic novel of Grace Chiang’s New York Times’ autobiographical article about intergenerational trauma in her Taiwanese-American family. It is a project from Yale Compassionate Home, Action Together (CHATogether), a research group focused on AAPI mental health. The graphic novel describes Grace's struggle with her mental health and her family who, in the beginning, do not acknowledge mental illness. The story follows Grace as she struggles to understand her family and her revelations as she discovers how intergenerational trauma plays a large role. The graphic novel includes “Teaching Points” about concepts shown in the story which educate and encourage reflection. The graphic novel aims to: 1) create a visually appealing and relatable story about mental illness for AAPI families; 2) educate AAPI families about mental health, intergenerational trauma, attachment theory, the circle of security, and ACEs; 3) encourage conversations about mental health within AAPI families.