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Sam Louie is an Emmy Award-Winning former broadcast journalist who has reported on a number of issues related to race, culture, and psychology.  He has written books on the intersection of race and culture and its impact on mental health.  In addition, Sam has a popular blog on Psychology Today focusing on issues of race and psychotherapy.

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Spoken not Broken: Healing through Poetry

Asian Shame & Addiction: Suffering in Silence

Many Asians are drowning in cultural shame and addictions thus “suffering in silence”. Is this any different from a traditional Westerner? I would say very much so. Shame is embedded in the Asian way of thinking, behaving, and interacting. If you do not understand the cultural history of shame and its underpinnings, then you will have a hard time understanding the mindset of typical Asians, let alone the stranglehold of shame in their midst.

Many Asians are drowning in cultural shame and addictions thus “suffering in silence”. Is this any different from a traditional Westerner? I would say very much so. Shame is embedded in the Asian way of thinking, behaving, and interacting. If you do not understand the cultural history of shame and its underpinnings, then you will have a hard time understanding the mindset of typical Asians, let alone the stranglehold of shame in their midst.

 

This is a collection of poetry touching on themes related to Asian-American identity, mental health/addictions, and faith drawn from both my professional experience working with clients but also my personal struggle with identity, cultural shame, and addictions.

 
 

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