Caring for the Community and Mental Health" cloud seminar was successfully held

Depression is a common mental disorder. Nearly 3 billion people of all ages worldwide suffer from this disorder. It is a key disease dealt with by the WHO Mental Health Gap Action Program (mhGAP). The majority of depression patients are women. The continuing epidemic this year has disrupted people's normal lives, and their emotions are more likely to be affected by themselves or the outside world. How can we help others and help ourselves?


Caring for the Community and Mental Health" cloud seminar was successfully held

------- One of the series of activities of the Canadian Alliance of Chinese Associations (CACA) Caring for the Community


The CACA has been committed to the development and care of the community for a long time and has made donations many times. Especially during the epidemic, donations and donations of medical supplies were made to various hospitals and nursing homes in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, etc., which reflected the true feeling of the Chinese to integrate into the local area, care for the community, and love their new home.     

On November 21, 2020, the "Caring for Community Mental Health" cloud seminar hosted by the Canadian Alliance of Chinese Associations, undertook by United Global Chinese Women’s Association of Canada、Canada Shandong Chinese Business Association and Canadian Youth Union Foundation., was successfully held. The keynote speakers were Dr. Hermia Wang and Dr. Li Peizhong, BC Provincial Councilor Teresa Wat, and Burnaby City Councilor James Wang attended the meeting and delivered speeches. The meeting was hosted by Mr. Han Changfu, and a total of 118 people participated in the event. 

Mr. Rayman Wei, the current chairman of the CACA, gave a speech first. He said that this mental health lecture is one of many charity activities we have done, and it is also our performance in serving the community during the epidemic. We want to be rooted in the community and serve the public, with down-to-earth work and selfless dedication, to contribute to the harmonious development of all ethnic groups and the maintenance of Canadian multiculturalism. Chairman Wei repeatedly said three "do more", calling on everyone to do more practical things, and take "actions speak louder than words" to care for the community and Canada. 


Dr. Hermia Wang is a Canadian national certified psychologist and a registered clinical psychologist in BC. She shared with you the six major aspects of seeking help and self-assitance for depression, how to seek psychological assistance in Vancouver, how to become an emotionally stable person, how to improve parent-child relationship, how to get along with and guide depressed family members, and emotional self-care during the epidemic. Detailed information about life. She gave everyone an intuitive and three-dimensional experience with realistic cases, her own emotional changes and personal experience. When she answered the question, she mentioned that she had meet people who needed psychological counseling, ranging from 2 to 80 years old, showing the wide range of patients. Her thesis of "helping others help themselves" made everyone suddenly clear.


Dr. Hermia Wang's lecture outline is as follows: · Help and self-assistance about depression · Seek psychological assistance in Vancouver -Looking for a Canadian national certified psychologist: C.C.C or R.C.C -Psychologist {no right of prescription} vs psychiatrist {has prescription right} -Seeing family doctor will recommend to a suitable consultant or psychiatrist -All confidential -The standard fee is about 126 Canadian dollars {tax included} -Personal and family consultation for non-profit organizations -Psychological Hotline / Psychological Support Group · How to be an emotionally stable person -The accumulation of psychological capital = the improvement of family happiness -No anxiety, improve emotional competence -Improve self-confidence and accept change -Reach out and seek help from others = have inner energy {share your emotions with family} · How to improve parent-child relationship -Give enough sense of security to let the child know that you are with the child when the child is in a bad mood -Guide children to understand the emotions of themselves and others, accept emotions without repression, identify the causes of emotions, and assist in solving · How to get along with depressed family members and guide -Encourage the correct way to release your emotions: guide your children to talk; lower your role; high-quality companionship; exercise; don't release stress on your children; help build internal abilities; forgive and find beauty to guide your children; Helpers help themselves · Emotional self-care during the epidemic Treat yourself well: understand ourselves in a friendly way, do not blindly condemn and criticize ourselves -Common humanity: Weaknesses and the shared experience of imperfect teachers, do not forget you are not fighting by yourself, others are also helping -Observe the present


Dr. Peizhong Li is a PhD in psychology from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, USA, and has published many papers in psychology journals. He explained how to treat depression correctly and how to get rid of depression from four aspects: analysis of incidence of depression and related mental health problems in Canada, depression screening questionnaire, how to treat depression, and depression management. To judge whether a person suffers from depression or is on the verge of depression, Dr. Li's questionnaire is clear at a glance, which can arouse everyone's self-alertness and manage their mental health in advance. He also cited examples of social elites and celebrities suffering from depression in the world. The glamour in front of people is in sharp contrast with the pain behind them. In answering the question, he pointedly pointed out that "the probability of a severe patient being cured depends on the degree of their personal desire to survive."


Dr. Li Peizhong's lecture outline: · Incidence analysis of depression and related mental health problems in Canada -Psychological disorders: bipolar disorder / manic depression / anxiety disorder -Four times the suicide rate of male suicide raters than women · Depression Screening Questionnaire -Points 1-4: Minimal depression -5-9 points: mild depression (Mild) -10-14 points: Moderate -15-19 points: Moderately Severe -20-27 points: Severe depression (Severe) · How to treat depression -Things not to be taken lightly -It is necessary to distinguish between "inner" and "psychological" problems and make effective solutions -The key teacher is paranoid-trapped in obsession · Management of depression -Most people will get better on their own / seek counseling and treatment / use your body to change your life / positive social stimulation / reasons to continue living -Find resources that can help you


B.C. Counsilor Teresa Wat  told everyone to treat life with a positive and optimistic attitude, especially during the epidemic, to understand the true situation of the epidemic through official channels, and to manage your emotions by diverting attention. She agrees with the doctor's statement that the emotions of adults will be transferred to the children. She herself shows others with a smile. Not only did her daughter learn, but her daughter also transferred this optimism to her grandson.


Burnaby City Councilor James Wang expressed his praise and support for the CACA for holding a lecture on mental health care during such a special period. He said that the family is undoubtedly the starting point of caring, and living in a social environment, in fact, we also need the joint efforts of politicians, associations, community caring people and everyone to make practical care for those in need. And action.  

Ms. Colleen Zhang, the sponsor of the positioning bracelet, Jinding Credit Investment Co., Ltd. thanked the Chinese Association for this kind of charity behaviour. She is also happy to support and sponsor the "Caring Action". She said that companies and associations must jointly contribute to the development of the community. 

Ms.Maria Xu, the Vice President of CACA and the President of UGCWA, deeply regrets the death of a depressed and sick lady that occurred some time ago. She said that she hopes that with the care and help of the CACA, more people can benefit, love and embrace life.


Ms.Yan Zheng, President of the Canada Shandong Chinese Business Association,  finally made a summary of the meeting and expressed her gratitude to all members of the meeting, community caring people, positioning bracelet sponsors and enthusiastic audience. She also introduced the participation method in details, the address and time of receiving the positioning bracelet. 

The caring action of the CACA has never stopped since the last ten years, especially in the past two years, donations to pregnant women who died in Richmond, assistance to orphans who have lost their parents, and the “emotional health management” public welfare activities in 2019 have all been given to the community Provided selfless help. The successful holding of this cloud seminar on "Care for Community Mental Health" brought touching warmth to people under the epidemic.  

Mr.Han Changfu


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