AAHI has recently published the third volume of their mental health photonovel series! As part of the
Be the One That Makes a Difference
project, the photonovels aims to destigmatize mental health in the Asian American community.
This volume, titled "More than Just Stress", aims to raise awareness among Asian American youth on mental health and wellness and encourages them to seek support when stress escalates in an unhealthy manner.
To create this volume, AAHI worked with a group of Asian American Mental Health Youth Ambassadors who led the development of the plot. Additionally, Mental Health Youth Ambassadors reviewed various drafts of the photonovel to ensure that the storyline aligned with and captured key mental health and wellness issues faced by Asian American youth.
AAHI staff posing for a mock photonovel to create cartoon images.
are available in multiple languages including
in addition to English. You can download the electronic versions of volume 1, 2, and 3 from the
AAHI Resource Library
. All photonovels are also available in MS Publisher formats to allow community groups to customize their own photonovels.
We would like to thank the Asian American Mental Heatlh Youth Ambassadors, Patient Navigators, AAHI Steering Committee members, Health Promoters, community partners, and AAHI staff for their generous time and effort in this project.