Are there any mental health resources specifically for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community?

Here are several resources for your consideration:  

  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) — Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research. It has a dedicated webpage on AAPI resources and research information.
  • Asian Mental Health Collective is a global non-profit organization with the mission of normalizing and de-stigmatizing mental health within the Asian community through projects such as Facebook group, resource library, video web-series and meet-up groups.
  • Each Mind Matters provides a collection of resources and materials for Asian American and Pacific Islanders. 
  • Mental Health America provides statistics and information about mental health in Asian American/Pacific Islander communities. 
  • Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities (MHACC)is a nonprofit organization with a mission of raising awareness of mental health within the Chinese community through advocacy, education, research, and support.
  • MedlinePlus is a free service provided by the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health which presents high-quality, relevant health and wellness information in multiple languages, including about 20 AAPI languages.
  • National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA)is a nonprofit organization with the mission of promoting the mental health and wellbeing of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
  • Viet-Care is a nonprofit organization providing mental health education, support and advocacy to Vietnamese-American families.  
  • Letters to Strangers is a global youth-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit seeking to destigmatize mental illness and increase access to affordable, quality treatment for youth aged 13 to 24. Its founder, Diana Chao, and her team of youth advocate leaders represent diverse communities and contribute to the awareness of and advocacy for Asian American youth mental health. Download their  Youth-for-Youth Mental Health Guidebook (free digital B&W version) for more in-depth statistics and narratives on AAPI communities.

Please note: The resources included here are not endorsed by NAMI, and NAMI is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources.

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