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Thu, May 07


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Dr. Steven Sust: Asian Upbringing & Parenting

Weekly virtual discussion forum to help you get through this challenging time: This session is all about reconciling our Asian Upbringing and connecting with Asian parents.

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Dr. Steven Sust: Asian Upbringing & Parenting
Dr. Steven Sust: Asian Upbringing & Parenting

Time & Location

May 07, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

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About the Event

Are you currently quarantined with your parents? Are you a parent looking to stay sane during these uncertain times? Are you someone who wants to take this time during the pandemic to get closer to your parents?

We have a weekly virtual discussion forum to help you get through this challenging time, and this session is all about reconciling our Asian Upbringing and connecting with Asian parents. What’s your story? Bring a cup of tea, find your quiet space away from your close quarter, and open up Zoom to chat with us!

We are bringing on Dr. Steven Sust, a psychiatrist at Stanford Med focusing on child and adolescent psychiatry to moderate the discussion. 

Event Details

Where: Zoom virtual meeting (Link will be sent out once you register)

5pm - Intros

5:10 - Asian Upbrining and Asian Parenting, how that effects us and our views

5:20 - Group discussions / Q&A

6pm - Wrap-up & Resources


About Dr. Steven Sust

Dr. Sust received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology at George Washington University, worked as a psychiatric technician at a Virginia State Psychiatric hospital and conducted imaging genetics research at the NIMH with Dr. Daniel Weinberger's group. He received his MD at the University of Viginia, then completed adult psychiatry residency training at the University of Pennsylvania, and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at Stanford University in the Community Track. 

Steve is the middle child of 3 ABC boys born/raised in the Philadelphia area by humbly hopeful immigrant parents from HK. He was a late bloomer in childhood where Steve often failed to live up to the model minority status of Asian peers, and instead gravitated towards early interests in video games, comic books, R&B, basketball, and other random tangents. Rooted in an initial desire to better understand gender psychology, Steve instead grew increasingly interested in mental illness, and majored in psychology at George Washington University. He further surprised his family when revealing decision to “take time off before applying to med school” so that he could work at a Virginia state involuntary psychiatric facility and conduct schizophrenia research at the NIH for 5 years. After starting medical school in 2006 and finishing residency/fellowship training in 2016, Steve clearly took a non-traditional pathway leading to his current academic career interest in cultural psychiatry, Asian youth mental health, suicide prevention, and community outreach.  Despite crushing educational debts owed, Steve also volunteers with other Stanford colleagues in a series of local community parent-child interaction workshops(CHIPAO) and continues looking for creative opportunities to promote socio-emotional learning in the Asian community. 


Once you register, you will get a Zoom link from us on the day of the event.

If you can’t attend this session, we will have ongoing weekly sessions around different topics for COVID-19 and more throughout the month of May. 

Here are some more Mental Health Resources for AAPI Community

50% of the proceeds goes to #GetUsPPE, a community that raises funds to get PPE (personal protective equipment) for the medical workers that are facing a severe shortage of PPE. 

If you'd like to attend this session but need some financial assistance, email and we'll try our best to help.  

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