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Mental Health Resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

2 May 2022 — 2 min read


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May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month in the United States─a celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

As we honor the contributions and importance of AAPI heritage, it’s important to recognize the role of culturally competent care in promoting the wellbeing and mental health of minority communities. Below are resources for suicide prevention focused on supporting AAPI individuals.

The following list of national resources has been reviewed for accuracy, mental health content and ease of use. It is not intended to be exhaustive and AFSP welcomes the opportunity to review and add other resources. AFSP also provides general crisis and mental health–condition specific resources.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum influences policy, mobilizes communities and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. APIAHF envisions a world where all people share responsibility and take action to ensure healthy and vibrant communities for current and future generations.

Asian Mental Health Collective's mission is to raise awareness about the importance of mental health care, promote emotional well-being and challenge the stigma concerning mental illness amongst Asian communities globally.

South Asian Mental Health Alliance is a new non-profit community network engaging, educating and mobilizing the BC South Asian community around issues related to mental health. On Instagram @southasianmentalhealthalliance.

Asian American Psychological Association is committed to helping Asian Americans succeed through various resources and initiatives.

The National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association provides mental health and behavioral services for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

South Asian Mental Health Initiative & Network | SAMHIN is a nonprofit that addresses the mental health needs of the South Asian community in the U.S.

Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI) is committed to improving the health and wellness of Asian Americans through equity, community engagement, data-driven approaches, and more.

Asian Mental Health Project aims to educate and empower Asian communities in seeking mental healthcare.

Asians Do Therapy is dedicated to reducing stigma and increasing accessibility to mental health resources for the Asian community.

Subtle Asian Mental Health is a Facebook group that describes itself as a place for people to talk about mental health issues without judgment.

Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources offers resources tailored toward learners, parents, educators, mental health clinicians and allies.

50 Free Anti-Racism and Mental Health Resources provided by The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University includes a number of mental health and self-care resources for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

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