Asian & Asian American Resources

Mental Health Among Asian-Americans

Asian American/Pacific Islander Communities and Mental Health

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17 Mental Health Resources for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

General Asian/Asian American resources:

Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)

Website: https://aapaonline.org/
Description of Services: The National Asian Pacific Islander Mental Health Association(NAAPIMHA) implements campaigns, provides interpreter trainings to providers in California and a few other states, and provides technical assistance to in-state agencies and organizations. With the support of NAAPIMHA, the National Asian American Pacific Islander Empowerment Network is a California-based advocacy group that works to develop leadership from within the API community who have direct experience of mental health challenges. Their goal is to improve the service delivery system for API consumers.
Phone: (619) 566-1738
Email: contact@aapaonline.org


Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)

Website: https://www.aapcho.org/
Description of Services: The goal of AAPCHO is to be a national leader and critical voice for Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) community health centers (CHCs) and consumers, ensuring that our communities have better access to affordable, high quality, and culturally and linguistically proficient health care. AAPCHO is dedicated to promoting advocacy, collaboration, and leadership that improves the health status and access of AAs and NHPIs within the United States, its territories, and freely associated states
Phone: (510) 272-9536
Email: general@aapcho.org


Asian Mental Health Collective

Website: https://www.asianmhc.org/
Description of Services: It is the mission of the Asian Mental Health Collective to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community. The Asian Mental Health Collective aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to
Asian communities worldwide. We at AMHC believe in integrating our shared backgrounds with the progressive ideals of emotional well-being and mental health – expressing collectivist ideals
while respecting the agency of the individual. It all begins with understanding.


Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American (APISAA) Therapist Directory

Website: https://www.asianmhc.org/apisaa
Description of Services: Therapist directory for Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American therapists.

Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities (MHACC)

Website: https://www.mhacc-usa.org/
Description of Services: Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of mental health within the Chinese community through advocacy, education, research, support, and services to represent the wide spectrum of Chinese families and individuals affected by mental illness, and to help them develop meaningful and productive lives in the future.
Specific Target Population: Chinese individuals
Languages Spoken (other than English): Mandarin, Cantonese
Phone: (800) 881-8502
Email: info@mhacc-usa.org


National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA)

Website: https://www.naapimha.org/
Description of Services: The mission of the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) is to promote the mental health and well being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Since its founding, NAAPIMHA strives to raise awareness of the role of mental health in an individual’s health and well-being, especially in Asian American Pacific Islander communities throughout the country. They also provide a list of
additional resources on their site.
Specific Target Population: Asian American/Pacific Islander communities

Website: https://www.apilegaloutreach.org/programs/senior-law-elder-abuse-disability-rights-project/
Description of Services: Programs to promote the development, empowerment, and self-reliance of the community through the provision of culturally competent and linguistically appropriate legal, social, and educational services to those with extraordinary needs. Through these community-based services, API Legal Outreach works to break the cycle of violence against women, youth and seniors, to advocate for the rights of immigrants and those with disabilities, to promote the dignity and independence of seniors and advocate for the basic rights such as affordable housing and the rights of tenants.
Specific Target Population: Bay Area Asian population (and general)
Languages Spoken (other than English):
Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese
Phone: (415) 567-6255 (SF); (510) 251-2846 (Oakland)
Address: 1121 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103; Oakland Address: 310 8th St., Suite 308 Oakland, CA 94607

Asian Women’s Shelter

Website: https://www.sfaws.org/
Description of Services: Services: Culturally competent and language-accessible shelter services, educational programs, and community-based advocacy designed to address the needs of women, children, and transgender survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, especially those who are immigrants and refugees, with a focus on U.S.-born Asian women and their children.
Specific Target Population: U.S.-born Pan-Asian women and their children
Languages Spoken (other than English): 34 different languages and dialects
Phone: (415) 751-7110; 1-877-751-0880 (24-hour Crisis Line)
Email: info@sfaws.org
Address: 3543 18th Street #19 San Francisco, CA 94110

Asian-American Recovery Services (AARS)

Website: https://www.healthright360.org/agency/asian-american-recovery-services
Description of Services: Substance use disorder treatment, mental health treatment, integrated behavioral health services, HIV prevention, testing and counseling, juvenile justice and probation youth services.
Specific Target Population: Asian and Pacific Islander and other ethnically diverse communities in San Francisco and the Bay Area
Languages Spoken (other than English): Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Korean, Spanish
Phone: (415) 750-5111
Address: 2024 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

Cameron House

Website: https://cameronhouse.org/
Description of Services: Individual, couples, and family counseling services are offered. We help address spousal, familial, and other relationship problems, the impact of domestic violence, emotional and mental health issues, and acculturation challenges, as well as difficulties adjusting to various life changes and stressors.
Specific Target Population: Chinese American Bay Area population
Languages Spoken (other than English): Cantonese, Mandarin
Phone: (415) 781-0401
Email: info@cameronhouse.org
Address: 920 Sacramento Street San Francisco, CA 94108

Chinatown Community Development Center (CDC)

Website: https://www.chinatowncdc.org/about-us
Description of Services: Individual, group, and family psychotherapy; collateral contacts with parents and significant others; case management services; psychological testing for registered
clients; medication support services; school-based services; consultation to preschools, schools, and community-based organizations; and referrals and linkages to appropriate
community resources as needed.
Specific Target Population: Asian community (and others) of SF in Chinatown and surrounding neighborhoods
Languages Spoken (other than English): Cantonese, Vietnamese
Phone: (415) 392-4453
Address: 720 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94108

Community Youth Center

Website: https://www.cycsf.org/
Description of Services: The Behavioral Health component provides case management and individual and family therapy for youth and their families. Clinicians and case managers conduct psycho-social assessments, address mental health stigma, limited access to linguistically and culturally appropriate services, and co-factors specific behavioral health issues such as violence, chronic truancy, and substance use prevention.
Specific Target Population: Asian Pacific, Latino, and African American youth
Languages Spoken (other than English): Spanish, Tagalog, Cantonese, Mandarin
Phone: (415) 775-2636
Email: info@cameronhouse.org
Address: 1038 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94109

Filipino Mental Health Initiative of San Francisco (FMHI-SF)

Website: https://www.fmhi-sf.org/
Description of Services: The Filipino Mental Health Initiative of San Francisco is committed to increasing access to culturally appropriate wellness and behavioral health services for Filipinx/Filipinx Americans in the San Francisco-Bay Area community in partnership with valued stakeholders such as mental health providers, practitioners, artists, organizers, youth leaders
and their families. We host in-person and virtual gatherings such as wellness workshops, knowledge shares, and offer Mental Health First Aid training in English & Tagalog. FMHI-SF
proudly partners with mental health professionals, wellness practitioners, city-wide programs and community organizations who are in alignment with the mission to reduce stigma and
address the critical need for mental health support to Filipinx/Filipinx American youth and families throughout San Francisco.
Specific Target Population: Filipino-American community
Languages Spoken (other than English): Tagalog
Phone: (415) 309-0102
Email: fmhisf@bayanihancc.org
Address: 1010 Mission Street, Suite B; San Francisco, CA 94103

Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHA SF) People
of Color Support Group

Website: https://www.mentalhealthsf.org/support-groups/#
Description of Services: A weekly supportive group to discuss issues, strategies, and resources relevant to People of Color in our community, particularly during the crisis of COVID-19. Meeting every Monday: 10:30 am-12:00 pm; currently being held on Zoom during
COVID.
Phone: (415) 421-2926
Email (General): info@mentalhealthsf.org
Email (Support Groups): lisa-sun@mentalhealthsf.org
Address: 870 Market Street, Suite 928 San Francisco, CA 94102

NAMI SF BIPOC Support Group

Website: https://www.namisf.org/connection
Description of Services: This is a peer support group held by NAMI SF specifically to create a safe space to support the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in San Francisco.
The group meets monthly on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, at 6PM PST.
Specific Target Population: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
Email: danni@namisf.org


NAMI SF Mental Health 101 Presentation

Website: https://www.namisf.org/mental-health-101
Description of Services: Mental Health 101 is a program designed for community groups and organizations including religious organizations and centers of learning and support. This
presentation is designed to end the stigma surrounding mental health by starting the conversation and providing an opportunity to learn about mental health conditions through an informative PowerPoint, personal testimony, and open Q&A. The presentation is designed for a variety of culturally diverse communities, and can be customized to fit the audience.
Specific Target Population: Religious organizations, community groups, diverse populations, schools and educational institutions
Email: natasha@namisf.org

PEERS

Website: https://peersnet.org/
Description of Services: PEERS is a diverse community of people with mental health experiences. Our mission is to promote innovative peer-based wellness strategies. We create culturally-rich, community-based mental health programs that honor diverse experiences and eliminate stigma and discrimination. We envision a world where people can freely choose among many mental health options that address the needs of the whole person. We see a
future where people with mental health experiences are valued for their essential contributions to society.
Specific Target Population: BIPOC and other diverse communities in the Bay Area
Phone: (510) 832-7337
Address: 333 Hegenberger Road, Suite 250 Oakland CA 94621

Richmond Area Multi-Service (RAMS)

Website: https://ramsinc.org/
Description of Services: Individual, group & family therapy; case management; psychiatric evaluation & medication management; psychological assessment & testing; information & referral; and consultation.
Specific Target Population: Emphasis on Asian and Pacific Islander communities
Languages Spoken (other than English): Over 30 languages and dialects
Phone: (415) 668-5955
Email: info@ramsinc.org
Address: 3626 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA 94121


San Francisco Bay Area Chinese Community Depression
Education Project

Website: https://www.csueastbay.edu/sw/cdep/index.html
Description of Services: Contribute to reducing the burden of depression, suicide and mental illness among Chinese American immigrants and their families by developing culturally sensitive
Chinese and English assessment and educational materials that support community and primary care based approaches to outreach, linkage to care, and intervention. The website provides links to many pamphlets, resources, and personal stories from Chinese people with depression.
Specific Target Population: Chinese community in the Bay Area
Email: Rose.Wong@csueastbay.edu; BayAreaChinese@csueastbay.edu


Therapists of Color (TOC)

Website: http://www.therapistsofcolor.org/directory.html
Description of Services: Directory of BIPOC therapists in the Bay Area and throughout California.

Sources include:

NAMI SF Mental Health Resource Guide forCulturally Diverse Populations


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