4/17 - MJ Forum: The Mental Health Epidemic within the Pandemic

Updated: May 19


Host: MJ West

Co-host: MJ New England

Location: Online

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021

Time: 1:30 -3:00PM PST; 4:30-6:00 EST

Registration: Online registration is required. Free


Speaker: Mark Cloutier, MPP, MPH - Chief Executive Officer and Corporate Officer, Caminar Interviewer: Dr. Marilyn Tan - Chief, Endocrinology Clinic, Stanford Health Care and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine & MJW Board Member

Event Description: We are one year into the COVID-19 Pandemic and if you are like many of us, you may still be reeling from the dramatic changes you have experienced in your life -- at work, with family, and in your community.

Many have experienced trauma and severe isolation, during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and some are suffering from illness and loss of life, unemployment, eviction, challenges of home-schooling, lack of access to healthy food and necessities -- all of which created an unprecedented wave of behavioral health issues, particularly for adolescents, young adults, and seniors.

As discussions on behavioral health issues are at times avoided in our Asian Americans culture due to stigma, we hope that you can join us for an informative webinar that will offer advice and tools to help us support the mental health wellness for our family, friends, and loved ones especially during these extremely challenging times.



Speakers' bio:


Mark Cloutier, MPP, MPH - CEO and Corporate Officer, Caminar

Mark Cloutier became CEO and Corporate Officer of Caminar on January 31, 2019. Mark has dedicated his career to increasing access to quality health and supportive services for underserved communities and improving the overall health and well-being of individuals and families. Prior to joining Caminar, Mark held leadership roles in major health organizations and foundations, including Horizons Services, the San Francisco Foundation, the Center for Youth Wellness, Kaiser Family Foundation, and San Francisco AIDS Foundation. A longstanding Bay Area resident, Mark is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College and earned his Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Health degrees at the University of California at Berkeley. He has authored a number of articles and recently co-authored “Prevent, Screen, Heal: Collective Action to Fight the Toxic Effects of Early Life Adversity.” Mark also serves on the Board of Directors of Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation.




Dr. Marilyn Tan - Chief, Endocrinology Clinic, Stanford Health Care and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine & MJW Board Memb

Marilyn Jing Tan, MD was born and raised in Fremont, CA. She received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley and MD from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine in 2012 and then her Endocrinology Fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine in 2014. Marilyn is double board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. Since 2016, she has been the Chief of the Stanford Endocrine Clinic and a MJW Board Member currently.



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