This organization offers a safe space where API LGBTQ+ youth (ages 16-25) can unite to find support and make friends. They have drop-in centers, peer events, resources, and animal-assisted therapy. They collaborate with programs and organizations with similar objectives — school and university resource centers, health centers, and local businesses.
This organization offers ten counseling sessions at a reduced cost and free sessions are available to people who cannot afford the fee. Services are available from 10 am – 6 pm Monday through Friday. Counselors specialize in LGBTQ2SAI+ and gender-diverse related issues. This resource is great for people who are in need of therapy with diverse counselors.
This organization works to advance healing justice by transforming mental health for queer and transgender people of color. They have lists of community and practitioner resources, including crisis hotlines and a therapy directory. This resource is great for minority communities needing mental health services. Services can be filtered by location and professionals can request to join their directory.
Project Lotus focuses on Asian American mental health advocacy. Their mission is to destigmatize mental health in Asian-American communities by “tackling the model minority stereotype through culturally-relevant education for the community and the empowerment of voices.” Their website features stories from the community, articles, webinars, workshops, and their podcast.
This is a Facebook group for Asians who want to be a part of an online community which focuses on mental health. It’s a private group with 61.6k users and is a safe space. Members are encouraged to share their feelings, thoughts, cultural issues, intergenerational trauma, and other related topics. Comments are heavily moderated with the intention that everyone is treated with respect. Additional resources are provided within the group’s page.
NAPAFASA serves and works with AAPI communities on initiatives addressing behavioral health within each community. It’s a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to mental health advocacy through research, efforts at public health and policy reform, and community empowerment. While the organization has AAPI community roots, they also work with people from all backgrounds.
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum’s services benefit the health of the AAPI community. The APIAHF supports the health of the community by influencing policy, mobilizing communities, and strengthening programs and organizations. It’s the oldest and largest health advocacy organization providing policy and political analysis, research, and communication strategies.
This organization was established to address the unique and neglected health needs of Asian Americans in Maryland. AAHI assists with many programs, projects, and activities that support AAPI mental health. Their website has a page for documents in many languages, a mental health provider directory, and information about their programs.