• Permission to Come Home

  • Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americans
  • By: Jenny Wang
  • Narrated by: Jenny Wang
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

“Dr. Jenny T. Wang has been an incredible resource for Asian mental health. I believe that her knowledge, presence, and activism for mental health in the Asian American/Immigrant community have been invaluable and groundbreaking. I am so very grateful that she exists.”—Steven Yeun, actor, The Walking Dead and Minari

Asian Americans are experiencing a racial reckoning regarding their identity, inspiring them to radically reconsider the cultural frameworks that enabled their assimilation into American culture. As Asian Americans investigate the personal and societal effects of longstanding cultural narratives suggesting they take up as little space as possible, their mental health becomes critically important. Yet despite the fact that over 18 million people of Asian descent live in the United States today—5.6 percent of the population—they are the racial group least likely to seek out mental health services.

Permission to Come Home confronts and destabilizes the stigma Asian Americans face in caring for their mental health. Weaving her personal narrative as a Taiwanese American and insights as a clinician with evidenced-based tools, Dr. Jenny T. Wang offers listeners permission to embrace their mental and emotional self-care while understanding and honoring the richness of their heritage and embodying a new, complete identity. In ten chapters, each one focusing on a central theme—from recognizing emotions, to establishing boundaries, managing anger, and introducing play into one’s life—Dr. Wang presents a road map for the journey to wholeness.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2022 Jenny Wang (P)2022 Balance

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Grateful that you shared this story

Very refreshing. It was so healing hearing your experiences and journey. And I think this definitely helps us wake up and form our community to establish our identity

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Amazing book that resonates so much with being Asian in America. Highly recommend it for Asian Americans and Americans in general. It brings so much into focus and brings me peace about my journey in this country and my life.

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Dr Jenny Wang gently nudges us home!

A timely book. Dr Wang speaks to our inner voices. A book to revisit and reflect on.

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thank you

Thank you Jenny for writing this story that we all so sorely needed. Thank you for putting to words the experiences of so many of us and giving us the light to walk down the road to our own freedom.

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I feel heard and seen

Thank you for this book. I feel seen, heard and validate. As the child of immigrants, this book make me feel not alone and giving me language to gain clarity with my life experience with my family and myself.

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Life changing

Incredible book of insight, representation and understanding. I cannot recommend this book
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3.5 rather than 3

I am in my 70s and 1.5 Korean Canadian Australian. The main issue of living as an Asian minority in a white majority society is relevant to me also, the book did not resonate enough with me as I expected. Some generational difference, may be bigger individual difference.

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