MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
July - ASIAN AMERICAN HEALTH & WELLNESS RESOURCES
National Treatment Referral Helpline at 800-662-HELP (4357)
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline dial 988 (beginning July 16, 2022)
UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH IN ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES
ASIAN AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION- Dedicated to advancing the mental health and well-being of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy.
SOUTH ASIAN SEXUAL AND MENTAL HEALTH ALLIANCE - "SASMHA is helmed by four community organizers who seek to create engaged communities for South Asian young people across the diaspora, focusing on adolescence to early adulthood. We seek to fight cultural stigmas, educate, and empower the South Asian American community by providing resources on the issues most important to us, from sex and sexuality to mental health."
THERAPY RESOURCES FOR ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES
ASIAN COUNSELING AND REFERRAL SERVICE - Offers an array of human services & behavioral health programs to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. "ACRS promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities – including immigrants, refugees, and American-born – by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural services."
ASIANS DO THERAPY - Normalizes therapy in Asian communities. Hosts a podcast about conversations with Asians on both sides of the couch.
SOUTH ASIAN THERAPISTS - "We are the largest South Asian mental health therapist community in the world. Our directory has hundreds of South Asian therapists, including Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Afghani and Nepali heritage. Here you can find culturally competent South Asian mental health professionals to help you get the support you’re looking for."
A THERAPIST LIKE ME - “A Therapist Like Me is a non-profit, 501(c)3 dedicated to connecting minority-identifying clients to minority-identifying therapists, advancing therapists of color, providing financial gifts to minority-identifying clients for psychotherapy, reducing societal stigma surrounding mental health, and supporting our community. “
INCLUSIVE THERAPISTS - Aims to make the process of seeking therapy simpler and safer for all people, especially marginalized populations. Choose from a multitude of special services to find the care that you need.
BUILDING COMMUNITY, FINDING SUPPORT
ASIAN AMERICAN MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE - "The mission of the Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI), part of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, is to improve the health and wellness of Asian American communities in Montgomery County by applying equity, community engagement, and data-driven approaches."
ASIAN-HOSTED MENTAL HEALTH PODCASTS- A cohesive list to podcasts centered on mental health from the Asian American perspective.
ASIAN MENTAL WELLNESS PODCAST - A podcast addressing the unique mental health needs and challenges of the Asian community. Hosted by Elvina Lui, California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
ASIAN HEALTH COLLABORATIVE OF PHILADELPHIA - To improve the health and wellness of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Native Hawaiians in the Greater Philadelphia community through mutual education, collaboration, and advocacy
CHINESE IMMIGRANT FAMILY WELLNESS INITIATIVE - "The Chinese Immigrant Families Wellness Initiative (CIFWI) is a wellness program under the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC). Launched in 2020, CIFWI partners with trusted local mental health professionals and community workers to cultivate a culture of care at the family and community levels. Programs and services include wellness workshops for parents and youth, racial healing circles, support groups in Chinese languages, and youth leadership programs to raise awareness of mental health issues and to improve intergenerational communication, and referrals to culturally situated mental health care for Asian immigrant families in Greater Philadelphia."