We are devastated and pained after the horrific Atlanta shooting of eight people, six of them women of Asian descent. This last year has seen an intensifying of threats, hate, racism and violence toward people of Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander descent. According to the organization Stop AAPI Hate, there have been 3,795 reported hate crimes against Asians this past year, primarily with victims who are female and older adults.
Let’s stand up and speak out together to support people of Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander descent.
- PBS Newshour offers several excellent recommendations to take action.
We also wanted to share the following informational and mental health resources curated by the Diversity Chair of LACPA, the LA County Psychological Association.
- Stop AAPI Hate: stopaapihate.org
- Stand Against Hatred: standagainsthatred.org
- Chinese Progressive Association: cpasf.org/new-donate
- Asian Law Caucus: advancingjustice-alc.org
- Asian Prisoner Support Committee: asianprisonersupport.org
- National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum: napawf.org/donate
- Hate Is a Virus: hateisavirus.org
- Asian American Collective: asianamericancollective.org
- A Large Collection of Info, Resources, and Places to Donate: anti-asianviolenceresources.carrd.co
Mental Health Resources:
- Boston College Racial Trauma Toolkit : https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/lynch-school/sites/isprc/isprc-advisory-board.html
- @subtleasianmentalhealth on Facebook- offering free one-on-one supportive listening
- Lai Chien Therapy offering pay-as-you-can group therapy in CA
- Yellow Chair Collective $35 weekly support group for Asian Americans, see attached image for more information or go to yellowchaircollective.com
- Asian Mental Health Collective asianmhc.org
- Crisis line 1 (800) 273 – TALK
- Asian Language Line 1 (877) 990-8585
- Crisis Text Line 741741
- California Psychological Association Statement and Resources
If you need additional mental health support, feel free to contact us at 626-585-8075 ext. 108 or PHoward@IFGD.care.