Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 7-8:30 p.m.
Wasserstein Hall, Room 1015
Harvard Law School
1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Join APALSA for a film screening of Looking for Luke, a short documentary film on the suicide of Asian-American junior, Luke Tang, and how his parents came to understand his depression. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Juliana Chen, Executive Producer of the film, and other clinicians about Asian-American mental health and how students can seek out culturally-sensitive resources on campus and beyond.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1480695082011325
Luke Tang was a well-liked, passionate and brilliant Harvard sophomore who took his family and friends by surprise when he decided to take his own life. “Looking for Luke” is a short documentary following Luke’s parents, Wendell and Christina, as they attempt to understand why he did this by reading through his journals and talking to his closest friends. As they piece together what happened, they begin to uncover the truth about their son’s death through the realization of depression as a mental illness.
Luke’s parents have made it their mission to help other parents, particularly Asian parents, identify and understand the signs and signals of depression and other behavioral health disorders that can lead to suicide. The film hopes to extend that mission by raising awareness of depression as an illness and destigmatizing seeking help for mental health issues, two topics of incredible relevance and concern today at college campuses across the country.
Co-Sponsored by the HLS South Asian Law Students Association, the HKS APA Caucus, the HBS Asian American Business Association, China GSD, the Pan-Asian Coalition for Education at HGSE, and the HLS Dean of Students Office.