National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

Pearl J. Park

Inspired by several mental health tragedies in the Asian American community, Pearl J. Park embarked on producing videos and a documentary film, Can. as a means of social change. She is an artist/activist on a mission to help break the silence about mental illness in Asian American communities and also help educate health care providers develop the kind of cultural sensitivity they need to be effective in treating Asian Americans. She has presented her film and spoken at the annual conferences of the Asian American Psychological Association, the National Association of Rights Protection and Advocacy, the Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and Alternatives 2008.