Mental health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.Mental health conditions can include depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, parent-child relational issues, addictions, and many others.
Kaj Siab Songs for Mental Health Wellness is a free compilation album created by Hmong American Partnership with songs by Hmong-Minnesotan artists. The goal of the album is to increase awareness of mental health and promote good mental health in the Hmong community. Artists were invited to contribute a song related to the project goal. The songs in this album were selected by a panel composed of musicians, health professionals, and staff members at Hmong American Partnership.
Kaj Siab means peaceful, or joyful in Hmong.
Kaj Siab Songs for Mental Health Wellness is a music project of Hmong American Partnership (HAP) and is made possible by the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative of the Minnesota Department of Health.
Project Coordinators: Pa chia Vue and Sai Vang
Music Consultant: Tou Saiko Lee
Mental Health Consultant: Alyssa Kaying Vang, PsyD., L.P.
Sound Engineer and Mixer: Paul Kong
Graphic Designer: Jonny Xiong
Master mixing and some songs were recorded at In Progress studio in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
This album would not be possible without the generous talents and contributions of Tamar Ghidalia, Sia Her, and Melanie Heu of HAP; and Chaochi Ly of Micon Studios. A special thank you to Kristine Sorensen and In Progress for their in-kind studio time and support. In Progress has been promoting the voices of young and newly developing artists since its inception in 1996.
© Hmong American Partnership 2010
1075 Arcade Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106
NOT FOR RESALE. We encourage the sharing and duplication of songs for home usage only. Any replication for commercial purpose is strictly prohibited and is punishable by law. All rights and ownership of the music, including but not limited to copyrights, are wholly owned or controlled by the author and Hmong American Partnership.