Cultural

Mental Health and Multicultural Perspectives

Mental Health and Multicultural Perspectives

Having been born in Japan and raised up in several countries such as Japan, U.S., England, and Thailand, the issue of multiculturalism has always revolved around me. This has been especially true since I started to live in the United States and particularly in NJ/NY area which is often times described as a “Melting pot” of the race, ethnicity, and culture.

Back In Action

Back In Action

Sadly, it has been approximately 7 months, since I last posted a blog. The explanations for this are numerous: finishing my dissertation, having an extended Spanish language immersion trip this past summer (I will post on that at a future date), experiencing family medical issues, and just plain getting out of the disciplined habit of weekly writing.  

Doing Nothing Is A Statement

Doing Nothing Is A Statement

Allow yourselves to be moved regarding the social injustices of our times. Racial injustices, economic and educational disparities still exist in the United States and around the world. Be moved to take action on a cause that impassions you; otherwise doing nothing is in itself a statement. 

The Importance of Self-Examination

The Importance of Self-Examination

We are already two weeks into the seven weeks of the season of Lent that leads up to the celebration of Easter, according to the Christian calendar. Clearly, I speak from the perspective of a Christian minister as I write this. However, from the perspective of a clinical social worker, I would suggest that the concept of being penitent and reflective exists in other world religions. 

A Great Movie....A Great Song....

A Great Movie....A Great Song....

As a person of faith who is committed to work towards the end of the violence that is still perpetrated against people of color, or against people of other religions, or against people with alternative sexual identities, I stand with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in working to root out injustice, but in a peaceful manner.