PhD student Lily Chen recognized nationally for AANHPI Mental Health Advocacy

Lily Chen alongside SAMHSA's administrator, Dr. Delphin-Rittmon, and her dedicated 4-year SAMHSA training grant officer, Steven Whitehorn.
Lily Chen alongside SAMHSA member, her SAMHSA training grant officer, Steven Whitehorn, and SAMHSA’s administrator, Dr. Delphin-Rittmon.

The UNC School of Nursing is proud to announce that PhD student, Lily Chen, MA, CNE, RN, has received national recognition for her outstanding contributions to Asian American mental health. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently extended an invitation to Lily to participate in the National Convening for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Mental Health, titled “Pathways Forward: Action Plans to Advance AA, NH, and PI Mental Health.”

Lily’s selection as a participant in this significant event reflects her dedication to advancing the mental health and well-being of AANHPI communities, making her an integral part of shaping the future of AANHPI mental health initiatives.

Additionally, Lily has been invited by the Asian American Foundation (TAAF) to serve on the National Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the first large-scale AANHPI Youth national survey. In this role, she will collaborate on the development of TAAF’s AANHPI youth mental health study, bringing her extensive experience and expertise to ensure the study is conducted in an intelligent, inclusive, and sensitive manner.

The UNC School of Nursing congratulates Lily for her national recognition and acknowledges her as a key figure in advancing mental health within AANHPI communities.