Emotional Wellness

What is the most important mental health issue affecting teenagers today? 127 Northern California students responded to this question in an essay contest. Several of those students share their stories in this video.

Recent News

2015 API Video Contest - Culture to Culture Foundation sponsored the "2015 API Community Mental Illness Anti-Stigma Video Contest". See the highlights of the winning vidoes on this page. 

2014 Mental Health Awareness Awards - Culture to Culture Foundation sponsored the 2014 Mental Health Awareness Awards ceremony on 5/31/2014 at Irvington High School, Fremont, CA.

2013 Senior Volunteer Awards - The 6th Annual Senior Volunteer Awards of Contra Costa County was held at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center on September 22, 2013.

This video contains highlights from several winners of the 2015 API Mental Illness Anti-Stigma video contest sponsored by Culture to Culture Foundation. It shows how to combat the stigma of mental illness for Asian-Pacific Islander Americans.

C to C has established a Summer Research Institutional Membership Program between the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley and Oxford University. 

Culture to Culture founder Chia-Chia Chien was honored as a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Social Work Pioneers on July 8, 2015. Details are on the News & Events page.

Promoting mental health within the Asian American community in San Francisco Bay Area.

In 2011, Culture to Culture Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary. The Foundation's activities are described in-depth in this video.

During Culture to Culture Foundation's 10th anniversary celebration, which included the fourth annual senior volunteer award ceremony, the Foundation held a fashion show at the Jewish Community Center.

Winner of Art With Impact's May 2013 short film contest on mental health, this film explores the range of who a person is outside of their mental illness. Through friendship, a positive impact can be made on someone who simply needs to be understood. Similarly, the friend will learn that a mental illness cannot detract from who that person is, because they are a great deal more than that diagnosis. Culture to Culture Foundation, in partnership with Art With Impact, sponsored the Chinese translation of this video.

A winning video from the Art with Impact organization on mental health with Chinese subtitles is posted below. Culture to Culture Foundation sponsored the translation.

Culture to Culture Foundation organized a luncheon for the Senior Center participants to celebrate Chinese New Year. See pictures of the luncheon on the News and Events page.

Winners of the Directing Change Film Contest were announced.  The list of winners and the winning videos of the Through the Lens of Culture category sponsored by Culture to Culture Foundation are on the 2016 Directing Change Winners page. First place winning videos of the Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Matters subcategories are showcased on this page.

2016 Through the Lens of Culture Winners – Suicide Prevention

First Place: “隠された思い (My Hidden Feelings)”

2016 Through the Lens of Culture Winners – Mental Health Matters

First Place: “The Language of Healing”

This video slideshow  was shown at Culture to Culture Foundation's 15th anniversary event which highlighted the Foundation's accomplishments in the past 15 years.

Culture to Culture Foundation celebrated its 15th anniversary at Danville's Oak Hill Park. Over 120 guests attended the event. More information is available on the 15th Anniversary page.

At the 15th anniversary event, over 30 elected officials, community leaders, donors, supporters and sponsors modeld historical "fashions" from several Chinese dynasties.

2017 Directing Change film contest is now open for submission. The Culture to Culture Foundation is sponsoring the Through the Lens of Culture category of this state-wide contest for the second straight year. Submission deadline is March 1, 2017.

Culture to Culture Foundation and its founder Chia-Chia Chien were honored by the Contra Costa County Supervisors with the 2016 Chair of the Board Award. See details and pictures on the News and Events page.