Cultural stigma boundaries, lived experience network, PTSD, parenting plus more! Interview with Zoe Ka from Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia

April 09, 2022

Cultural stigma boundaries, lived experience network, PTSD, parenting plus more! Interview with Zoe Ka from Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia
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Zoey Ka identifies as an Australian between cultures and is currently working as Project Lead for Finding North Network at the Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia. She is a qualified Change Practitioner and has completed her Bachelor of Business Administration and Graduate Certificate in Global Project Management. As a single teenage mother and a suicide survivor with mental health challenges who is on her personal recovery journey, she is committed to amplifying the voice of lived experience. She strives to ignite hope and inspire people who struggle with intersectional identity in Australia to live a mentally healthier life.

0:00 - Introduction of Zoe Ka 
2:30 - Who Zoe works for and what she does?
3:30 - How do people interact with MIFA?
4:45 - How many people are in the lived experience program?
8:15 - What is Zoe’s lived experience with mental health?
10:30 - The cultural side of mental illness?
13:00 - Mental health diagnosis in Hong Kong?
14:15 - What’s being done to bring down barriers in certain cultures?
16:45 - What could be done to bridge the gap?
20:00 - Childhood PTSD?
23:00 - Addressing mental health concerns?
26:30 - What’s in your toolkit? 
29:00 - How to choose a psychologist? 
34:00 - Looking for specialists?
37:00 - Low-cost solutions or resources?
40:00 - A mother’s perspective
43:30 - Social media and its harm
48:30 - Bullying and self-harm
50:00 - Parents being more diligent
54:00 - Money over relationships?
55:30 - Life now after following passion?
1:01:00 - Priorities 
1:06:00 - Tiger mum? 
1:09:00 - Resources and important links
1:10:00 - Thanks to Zoe for coming on! 

 Finding North Network: https://findingnortnetwork.com.au

App links:

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/au/app/finding-north-network/id1582832822

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hivebrite.finding_north_network.app

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia  https://mifa.org.au/

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Zoey Ka identifies as an Australian between cultures and is currently working as Project Lead for Finding North Network at the Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia. She is a qualified Change Practitioner and has completed her Bachelor of Business Administration and Graduate Certificate in Global Project Management. As a single teenage mother and a suicide survivor with mental health challenges who is on her personal recovery journey, she is committed to amplifying the voice of lived experience. She strives to ignite hope and inspire people who struggle with intersectional identity in Australia to live a mentally healthier life.