Dr. Vasundhara Kalasapudi, India Home’s Executive Director, has been busy! On September 21, she was part of an invited group at NYC’s Department of Aging and Commissioner Donna Corrado’s initiative to end ageism.
On the same day, Dr. Kalasapudi joined leaders from 12 other organizations for the first meeting of the Asian American Mental Health Roundtable convened by the Asian American Federation (AAF). Members of the roundtable talked about the growing mental health issues they’ve been seeing in the communities they serve, particularly among youth, seniors, and those suffering from PTSD. She will be working closely with roundtable members and the AAF in the coming months to identify ways in which to grow awareness of mental health issues in the Asian American community as well and long-term service capacity in the organizations that serve these populations.