This is an evolving list of resources to be updated regularly. We thank the Asian American Psychological Association members, including the Executive Committee and Division on Practice for contributing many of these resources. We also thank Therapy4thePeople for compiling additional free/low cost resources.
If you are currently in crisis, please contact your nearest emergency room and/or talk to someone at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or (800) 273-8255.
(TTY: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then (800) 283-8255).
Psychology Today blog post: Radical healing in times of fear and uncertainty
National Alliance on Mental Health blog posts:
Dr. Anatasia Kim’s post: How Do I Manage My Fear in the Era of COVID-19?
MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION
Mindfulness and meditation
Liberate Meditation (meditation app by and for POCs)
PHONE, TEXT, CHAT SUPPORT LINES
SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
NAMI Helpline can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET. 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or firstname.lastname@example.org
The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.
MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Directory for Asian American and NH/PI therapists:
RESPONDING TO RACISM AND XENOPHOBIA
From Talee Vang, PsyD., LP: “I have been so perturbed by the rising acts of racism against Asians on a global scale, I made a video to offer some skills for people Should they find themselves in the middle of a racist attack. Please watch and share so we can get information out to people. Thank you!"
Dr. Kenneth Wang's Series on wearing face masks:
Dr. Alicia del Prado’s blog post: Stay Proud: Being Asian American Is a Good Thing
The National Center for Institutional Diversity releases: Unmasked: Anti-Asian Violence amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
How to respond to attacks against Asian during COVID-19 Videos:
PARENTING/CAREGIVING AND OTHER FAMILY RESOURCES
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Chinese and Spanish versions available)
Book to explain coronavirus to children in 21 languages (including Indonesia, Japanese, and Chinese)
Card game to promote intergenerational communication and story-telling (great for shelter in place!)
ENGAGING WITH FAITH AND SPIRITUALITY
Resources from the National Disaster Interfaiths Network, including a searchable e-library
A coronavirus prayer (available in multiple languages)
“Care packages” by the On Being Project:
OTHER COVID-19 RELATED RESOURCES
Asian-language resources on COVID-19
OTHER ALLY ORGANIZATIONS THAT SUPPORT AA & NH/PI HEALTH
On healthcare policy:
On behavior/mental health:
National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI also has AAPI-specific resources for each state)
On social justice:
On Asian American Support Groups:
National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA):