Hate Crimes and Mental Health: Strategies and Resources for Employers
Racism has a serious negative impact on mental health and with hate crimes on the rise, many employees may be experiencing increased stress and fear.
How can employers best support employees’ mental health during this difficult time and create workspaces – whether virtual or physical – that offer understanding and empathy to targeted populations?
Abby Wen Wu
Abby Wen Wu supports leaders, teams, and groups to lean into uncomfortable and conscious conversations. She provides workplace training and workshops on Courageous Speaking and Intentional Listening to help people navigate conversations about mental health and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB). She speaks to organizations about her AAPI experience, hoping to create bridges between divides.
Abby works with American Psychiatric Association's Center for Workplace Mental to develop leadership communication trainings. Previously, she's worked at Deloitte Consulting, Bank of America, and YCombinator. Learn more about her work as a consultant, workshop facilitator, and speaker at abbywenwu.com.
Uyen-Khanh Quang-Dang, MD
Uyen-Khanh Quang-Dang, MD, MS is a geriatric psychiatrist at Palo Alto Medical Foundation. She received her A.B. from Harvard College, M.S. from Harvard School of Public Health, M.D. from New York Medical College, and completed her psychiatry residency and geriatric psychiatry fellowship at UCSF. Dr. Quang-Dang has served in numerous national leadership roles at the American Psychiatric Association (APA), including a 6-year term on the Board of Directors for the APA Foundation. In addition to being passionate about the well-being of older adults, their families, and caregivers, Dr. Quang-Dang is dedicated to mental health advocacy, cultural psychiatry, and promoting the leadership of women and other minorities in medicine. She co-founded VietHope, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting education for under-resourced students in Vietnam, which will celebrate its 20th year in 2022.
Loren comes to CAE with over 25 years of planning, leading and advocating for social justice initiatives in the US and internationally. She started her career in human rights, working with a grassroots women’s cooperative in Senegal, then moving to a United Nations/Organization of American States human rights mission in Haiti. As a cultural Anthropology graduate student, Loren partnered with a women’s cooperative in Ecuador to study the rise of women’s social power and the increase in domestic violence.
Loren’s New York City-based work includes running a family resource center demonstration project for immigrant moms in Bushwick, Brooklyn, developed with a team through a community planning process. Then move to become Associate Vice President at United Way of New York City, focused on nonprofit capacity building and policy around poverty and social safety net issues. Loren has a BA in French from Brown University and has completed coursework at the University of Pittsburgh for her PhD in Anthropology. She is the extremely proud single mother of a 20-year-old son. On her time off, she can be found seeking out the natural world.