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Mental Health Resources

Mental health resources prepared by Yi Chen, LMSW

Last updated: October 4, 2022





Asian Mental Health Collective | Website
It is the mission of the Asian Mental Health Collective to normalize and de-stigmatize the mental health within the Asian community.


Asian Mental Health Project Website

The Asian Mental Health Project aims to make mental healthcare more accessible and more approachable using multimedia resources and community events, particularly for Pan-Asian communities.


 Support Groups through the Asian Mental Health Project

Men's Wellness Group Sign Up 

Stay In, Check-In Community Wellness Check-In Sign Up


Mental Health American / AAPI Communities | Website


National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association Website


National Alliance on Mental Illness | Website


South Asian Sexual and Mental Health Alliance | Website


Subtle Asian Mental Health Facebook Community | Website





Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Therapists in the Maryland | Website


Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Therapists in the US | Website 


Psychology Today Website


Zen Care | Website





















Asian American Suicide Prevention and Education | Website 

Asian LifeNet Hotline

1-877-990-8585; (Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Fujianese are offered)


National Suicide Prevention Hotline

1-800-273-8255 (TALK); more than 250 languages are offered





The Asian Americans with Disabilities Initiative | Website |  Guide


Respectability: Fight Stigmas. Advancing Opportunities. | Website





Live Another Day |  Website

Equal access to live-saving mental health and substance use resources.


The Summit Wellness Group | Website

Written and curated by women of color, this guide features over 60 resources for BIPOC folx.







The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance |  Website

Empowers LGBTQ+ Asians and Pacific Islanders through movement capacity building, policy advocacy, and representation.


Human Rights Campaign: Living Authentically as LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander American | Website





The Laundromat Doc | Website | Mental Health Resources
"The Laundromat is a documentary about many of these issues of silence, shame, and cyclical family dynamics, but just as important, The Laundromat is a name for the safe space I hope to create with this movie. I hope the film can be used as a jumping off point for reflection on one’s upbringing and the culture of the community you live in. Sometimes all one needs to begin this process is some breathing room, some emotional safety and a push in the right direction."



Speak, Okinawa by Elizabeth Miki Brina

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui

What My Bones Know by Stephanie Foo

I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib

Minor Feelings By Cathy Park Hong

Stigma: Breaking the Asian American Silence on Mental Health by Tanaya Kollipara

American Harvest, God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland by Marie Matsuki Mockett

The Collected Schizophrenias by Esme Weijun Wang

Permission to Come Home: Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americans by Jenny T. Wang, PhD

On Earth, We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Crying in HMART by Michelle Zauner


Mental Health Resources created by Asian Americans

The Attachment Theory Workbook by Annie Chen

Welcome to the Grief Club by Janine Kwoh

Stigma: Breaking the Asian American Silence on Mental Health by Tanaya Kollipara

Permission to Come Home: Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americns by Jenny T. Wang, PhD



The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

30 Things I Love About Myself by Radhika Sanghani


Podcasts Related to AAPI Mental Health  

Mental Health Mukbang by Asian Mental Health Collective

Feeling Asian Podcast hosted by Youngmi Mayer and Brian Park

Beyond the Couch with Bridges hosted by 3 therapists, Diana Liao, LMHC, Samantha Waldman, LMHC, and Christie Kim, LMHC

Asians Do Therapy hosted by Yin J. Li, LMFT

The Tao of Self Confidence hosted by Sheena Yap Chan

If you have any virtual or local suggestions for the resource guide, please feel invited to contact [email protected]



Asian Hate Crime Resouces

Stop AAPI Hate

"In response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University launched the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center on March 19, 2020. The center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States."

Advancing Asian American Justice Stand Against Hatred

"Asian Americans Advancing Justice is a proud partner of Communities Against Hate, a diverse coalition coming together for the first time across communities to document hate and demand action."


How to Report a Hate Crime | Esther Lim

"We help educate our beloved Asian community on how to recognize & report Asian hate crimes by distributing visual booklets in 7 languages."


National Association of Asian American Professionals (National)

Collective Statement of Asian American Organizations in Atlanta


Additional Resources

18 Million Rising (WebsiteTwitterFacebook)

APIA Health Forum (WebsiteTwitterFacebook)

APIA Vote (WebsiteTwitterFacebook)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AJC (Washington, DC) (WebsiteTwitterFacebook)

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (WebsiteTwitterFacebook)

National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (WebsiteTwitterFacebook)