Resiliency and Hope - the other side of mental health
2020 tested the world in unprecedented ways. Many of the images reflected the power of resilience, humor, and creativity, of tapping into our inner strength, spirituality, and finding pride and support in our heritage. There was celebration for surviving the coronavirus or having hope that true change will occur. There was a collage of drawings made by K-12 students recognizing the contributions of Asian Americans and reminding us that we need more role models - today’s younger generation giving us hope for a better future. Hope and resilience is evidenced by children blowing bubbles or finding hope in a hundred year old obutsudan (Buddhist family altar), that survived a war and now sits in the home of a grandmother.