The social stigma surrounding mental illness in the Asian American culture often makes it difficult to start a conversation about mental health. In this week's video, Pastoral Care Counselor Sarah Do gives practical advice on how to talk about mental health with your loved ones as an Asian American.
Sarah Do (MA ’20), serves as a Staff Counselor with the Biola University Center for Marriage and Relationships. She is certified in Prepare/Enrich Marriage Assessment and Mental-Health First Aid certified to identify, understand and respond to mental health crises.
Sarah is also an ordained minister with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (ICFG) and pastors at The Rock Church in Anaheim. In 1995, Sarah graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a degree in Marketing Management, and in 2020, she graduated from Talbot School of Theology with a graduate degree in Christian Ministry & Leadership, with an emphasis in Pastoral Care & Counseling. For the last 30 years, she has actively served in children’s and family ministry and is passionate about seeing people build solid and healthy relationships. For Sarah, it is an absolute joy to partner with others to see them fulfill their greatest potential and calling. Sarah and her husband, Kien have been happily married for 30 years and have two amazing children: Grace and her husband Jordan, and Nathaniel.