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Our Mission

AWAY is a nonprofit organization that strives to help Asian-American youth destigmatize mental wellness for themselves and their families. We focus on issues specific to the AAPI community, such as differing intergenerational mindsets about mental health, the immigrant experience, and managing negative cultural stereotypes. Ultimately, we hope to create a culture-conscious community where conversations around mental wellness are not only welcomed – they are celebrated.

Our Story

AWAY began with the vision that talking about mental health doesn’t have to be taboo, particularly for Asian-American families, where this topic is typically approached with shame and secrecy.

 

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, we want to harness the power of the Internet to educate and unite young people like me. By providing teen-created online resources, we hope Asian youth can easily learn about mental wellness, then share their knowledge with their friends and family, spreading our vision of wellness across all Asian generations. We believe it is up to the youth to change the world, and AWAY is proud to be at the forefront of changing the AAPI community through our vision.

Our Team

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