First Gen

Nikita K. Mehta

Nikita K. Mehta

DJ Hanzi

DJ Hanzi

Gigi Arandid

Gigi Arandid

How do we talk about our sobriety when we're the "first"? Maybe we are the children of immigrants. Maybe we are the first ones taking on our mental health and wellbeing. Maybe our attempts are the first to interrupt intergenerational patterns. Whatever it is, we're the first generation here.

Reflection Guides:

What were the positive cultural expectations and assumptions in your household?
Were there any that were less helpful?
What was your experience of being first-generation and how did it lead into your experience in life today with recovery?
Do you know the story of your mother’s mother? How do we bring our culture into our mental health and/or recovery journeys?