Mar 23 2021

Resources for Supporting the AAPI Community

The tragic events in Atlanta last week and the surge of Anti-Asian violence and discrimination in the past year have left many in communities across the nation heartbroken, scared, and exhausted. We at CASA believe it is critical to our mission to not only speak out against injustices in our society, but to take action, and educate our community on how we can all be actively anti-racist in our daily lives. We hope that this list of resources put together by Blair Adams, our Volunteer Recruitment Specialist, serves to help people within the AAPI community, as well as guide those of us who want to know how we can best support healing and a path towards equity.

Mental health resources for the AAPI community:

Asian Mental Health Collective:, IG: @asianmentalhealthcollective

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255 (more than 150 languages offered)

Asian LifeNet Hotline: 877-990-8585 (Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Fujianese are offered)

SAMHSA National Hotline: 800-662-HELP

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)

Crisis Text Line: Text "Home" to 741741

Racial Trauma Toolkit by Boston College: Full manuscript here.

Subtle Asians Mental Health Facebook Group

If you are interested in supporting the AAPI community:

Report Hate Crimes

Sign a Petition

61 Ways to Donate in Support of Asian Communities

A non-exhaustive list of educational resources:

Resource List for Children from Engaging Minds

How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism, article from Learning for Justice

What Is the Model Minority Myth?, article from Learning for Justice

America's Long History of Scapegoating its Asian Citizens, article from National Geographic

Asian Americans, PBS documentary

Deported, NBC docuseries 

We Are Not a Stereotype: Breaking Down Asian American Biasdocuseries by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

The Racism VirusNBC News town hall

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White by Frank H. Wu

Self Evident: Asian American Stories, podcast by Cathy Erway

Dear Asian Americans, podcast from Just Like Media

Asian Enough, podcast from Los Angeles Times


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