Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Dialogue re: Straight As in the San Marino Community Continues! =D

As a mental health advocate, I was happy to receive this below email from the San Marino Unified School District. In response, I wrote this email to important members related to San Marino community & San Gabriel Valley. 

Dear Valued Community Members, 

I was pleased to see this afternoon the below email from Partnership for Awareness fall in my inbox today. As a student who grew up in the San Marino Unified School District & mental health advocate, my heart is happy to hear that this event is happening. :) 

Please find the below invitation for speaking engagement by Dr. Rocco Cheng of Pacific Clinics. He will speak to members of the San Marino community re: "Your Straight A Child: The Foundations & Cost of Success" at the Chinese Club of San Marino, located at 2425 Huntington Dr., San Marino, CA 91108. The event will begin at 7pm

Back in Feb 2010, I was honored to have the opportunity to do a talk with the PTA San Marino Chinese Club to address the generation gap (between 1st & 2nd generation in Asian immigrant families)" & speak on my personal experiences of what it was like to be a product of the SMUSD. See below for the prior info from my talk from 2010. I would not have been able to hold that talk without the help of Lindsey Huang, Zehra Sun, Linda Sun, & Liz Kneier. So knowing that this event is happening is like a continued dialogue but this time with a mental health expert. 

I hope Dr. Rocco Cheng's speaking engagement will help to provide better understanding for the San Marino community (parents & school administrators) to know the signs in our SMUSD students indicating any mental health issues. The better we are all educated in mental health matters, the more we can do a better service for our youth & alleviate the stigma on mental health issues.

Thank you Dr. Rocco Cheng ahead of time for coming out to San Marino this Thursday evening! :)

Thank you Partnership for Awareness for scheduling this event on such an important subject for our SMUSD students. 

I'm very grateful that this dialogue is happening again in San Marino.  

Emily Wu Truong (吳怡萱) 
Community Activist for Mental Health Awareness 


Emily’s Former Biography from Feb 2010

Emily Wu ()  is an alumna of the San Marino School District having gone from K.L Carver School to Huntington School, and then San Marino High School.  At U.C. Irvine, Emily studied Psychology & Social Behavior with a minor in Education.  Life has taken Emily through many circumstances which have led her to become an optimistic and passionate individual. While determining which occupational direction to take in life, Emily considered becoming a public school teacher and then a marriage & family therapist.  However, she saw a need for a greater societal changes to create a more peaceful and functioning society. This was when Emily decided to work towards becoming a motivational speaker, and she dreams of becoming the Asian American version of Oprah Winfrey, a talk show host in the English-speaking mainstream media. 

Brief Synopsis of Emily’s Speech

Addressing the Generation Disconnect By Emily Wu ()

Are you a parent who stresses the importance of education & straight As to your children?  Do you have children who don't seem to listen to you when you tell them what to do?  Is it difficult for you to communicate your values to your children?  If you find yourself saying "Yes" to any of these questions, you may be involved in "the generation disconnect" with your kids.  


At the next PTA seminar, Emily Wu, an alumna of the San Marino School District, will come to share her personal experiences & struggles of what it was like to grow up in the SMUSD.  Emily will address common issues among Asian families, share her personal struggles having grown up in an Asian family, and discuss possible solutions that can help you build a better relationship with your child.  

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