Great Family

Great Family:Stress Management

It’s no doubt that everyone has to deal with some type of stress in their lives. For those people who can manage their stress well, they can use this as a way to positively push themselves; on the other hand, if people manage their stress poorly, there can be a higher chance that their mood and health can be affected in a very negative way. Worst case scenario, poor stress management can also become a mood disorder. That’s why learning how to manage stress is so important. For example, some parents may find it difficult to take quality time out from their busy schedule to spend with their kids, or to communicate effectively with their teenage kids. These can be stressful situations that parents are facing now. In this episode of Great Family, we’re so happy to have Dr. Angela Sun, Executive Director of Chinese Community Health Resource Center (CCHRC) and President/CEO and Founder of Asian Alliance for Health, and Dr. Diana Wong, Psychologist from Chinatown Child Development Center to talk to us about stress management for parents.

Here are some tips provided by our two guests:

Dr. Angela Sun: Talking to a Psychologist or Counselor is very normal in today’s world. It can help us look at the problem from different angles.

Dr. Diana Wong: If you, your child or your family is struggling with feelings of being overwhelmed or anxiety, please do not hesitate to get help. This is not an admission of failure. It’s very important that you get help right away, and you can find additional information on stress management at www.cchrchealth.org.

“Great Family” series airs the last Sunday of each month at 10:30pm on KTSF.

Great Family is a multi-media initiative which highlights family related health and social issues affecting the Asian-American community. Each month, a Great Family tip is delivered via 30-second broadcast vignettes featuring experts in the fields of medicine, nutrition, education, business, etc. The complete, long form version of each expert interview is made available for streaming on greatfamily.ktsf.com and is broadcast on the last Sunday of each month at 10:30pm on KTSF-TV.

Mina Li is the Associate Director of Public Affairs, and Host of Mandarin Journal and Great Family at KTSF 26. She works directly with non-profit organizations in producing and screening Public Service Announcements, representing KTSF at events, and coordinating telethons. Mina was the President of Northern California Chinese Media Association for 2011 and 2012, and serves on the American Heart Association Western States Affiliate as 2013 to 2014 Commission of the Health Equity Task Force. She also serves on the Gum Moon Women’s Residence as a Board Secretary, and the Chinese Community Health Resource Center as a board member. In 2010, Mina was honored by the Chinese Consolidated Women’s Association and the Chinese Consolidated Family Association as an Outstanding Chinese American of the Year. She has also emceed community and fundraising events for Miss Chinatown USA, Miss Teen, US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe “My Dream” Charity Performance, etc. Mina hosted and produced various TV programs at KPST 66, KCNS 38, CCTV and Beijing TV in the past. She earned her BA degree in Radio & Television from San Francisco State University.