Month: June 2016

Episode 2 – Therapy and Mental Health

Hello again TFAL listeners! Hopefully you’ve had the chance to check out our mini-episode on Filipino names.  If not, check it out here!

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And now we are proud to present to you our 2nd full episode:  Therapy and Mental Health.  Extra special thanks to Ernie Tamayo for being our second podcast guest, and for sharing his experiences as a social worker with Asian Pacific Women’s Center (APWC). APWC offers support to survivors of domestic violence, so if you or someone you know needs help, they are a great organization to connect with.

Listen to the show on Mixcloud (embedded below), subscribe on iTunes, or download the full episode here.


And here are links to several of the things we talk about throughout this episode:

USC APASS PEER: If you are an undergrad student at USC, I highly encourage folks to check out this mentorship program!

Links to G. Tongi’s Kababayan Today show about Mental Health and the Filipino Community:

Depression & Suicide in the Filipino Community. Part 1

How Mental Health & Suicide is Addressed in Filipino Culture. Part 2

Identify & Acknowledge Depression within Filipino Families. Part 3

Compassion & Support for Filipinos Suffering Depression. Part 4


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Episode 1.5 – Filipino Names


Thanks everyone for listening!  The response to our first episode has been tremendous, and we’re excited to ramp things up and start putting out more episodes.

Episode 1.5 is a “mini-episode” (hence the “.5”), a quick take that was done sort of spur of the moment and is shorter and looser than one of our more “traditional” shows.  In this installment, we delve into the variety of names Filipinos give to their children.  Whether it be “combo” names, nicknames, pre-Hispanic names, Spanish Christian names, or names based on American pop-culture, Filipinos have a unique tradition of naming people, which at times doesn’t translate so well in the American context.

Have a listen to the episode on Mixcloud through the player below, download the file in full here, or subscribe on iTunes!