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Thu, Oct 10


33 Irving Pl (3rd Floor)

INTROSPECT: An intimate conversation about mental health with the experts

Are you surviving or thriving? What is therapy? Do you need a therapist? How do you find a therapist? How do you communicate with your parents about seeing a therapist? Join us for an intimate evening conversation with Dr. David Mou and Dr. Dana Wang.

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INTROSPECT: An intimate conversation about mental health with the experts
INTROSPECT: An intimate conversation about mental health with the experts

Time & Location

Oct 10, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

33 Irving Pl (3rd Floor), 33 Irving Pl, New York, NY 10003, USA


About the Event

Join us for Rock The Boat's inaugural community event. We have an intimate evening conversation with mental health experts Dr. David Mou and Dr. Dana Wang for Mental Health Awareness Week.

The evening will start with Dr. Mou and Dr. Wang answering anonymous questions you have about family, work, relationships, sexuality, etc. and then open up to a broader discussion around mental health awareness. Space is extremely limited at this event.

About Rock The Boat Podcast

Rock The Boat is a community driven podcast where we have candid conversations with Asians who challenge the status quo. We have interviewed guests like Andrew Yang, Michelle Phan, Patrick Lee, and more. Our mission is to create an ecosystem where Asians can thrive weather it is at home, at work, or in larger society. 

We are currently airing Season 3 of the podcast. Season 3 focuses on Asians who have overcome monumental challenges. One of the major challenges the Asian community faces is mental health. We want to be able to help provide resources and a safe space for Asians to speak about mental health. 

About The Experts

Dr. David Mou is a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where he works as an inpatient clinician. He completed his adult psychiatry residency training at MGH and McLean hospitals. David currently conducts research on how doctors can use digital data (e.g. movement as detected by smartphones) to better predict the presence of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. David has extensive experience working with young professionals. David has been part of Harvard’s pre-medical and business advising team for 7 years.

David graduated from Harvard College with an honors degree in neurobiology, and earned his MD MBA from Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School. He is the co-founder and medical director of Valera Health, a digital health startup that empowers healthcare organizations to better manage chronic medical and mental health conditions. He is an invited speaker to many national and international events, and his writings have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine. 

Dana Wang, MD is the founder and practicing psychiatrist at Rivia Medical in New York City. Dr. Dana Wang believes in a holistic approach to emotional wellness: listening to each patient and creating a partnership to maintain and improve lifelong health. In addition to psychotherapy and medication, Dr. Wang also incorporates biofeedback, mindfulness, and meditation into her practice.

Dr. Wang was born in China and immigrated to California at the age of 12 with her family. She graduated on the Dean’s Honors List from the University of California, Berkeley, earning her B.A. degree with a double major in Molecular Cell Biology and Fine Art.  She then pursued an M.D. at Ben Gurion University, affiliated with Columbia Medical Center, where she was elected class representative and received the Dean’s List Honor-Distinguished Service Award for her contribution to the community and to her medical class. 

Dr. Wang completed her psychiatry residency training at Harvard Medical School, during which she also completed a fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. She has presented her work at local, national, and international conferences, and co-authored book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Wang is devoted to delivering the best care for her patients and advocating for emotional wellness as preventative care. She is a passionate advocate for addressing stigma and mental health service disparities in Asian Americans.


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    Includes light snack & refreshments

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