Workplace Mental Health Resources For AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Professionals

Updated: Apr 8, 2021

Amidst the recent anti-Asian rhetoric, discrimination, and violence, how organizations respond speaks volumes about their culture around supporting their employees. The disproportionate impact on employment, ongoing discrimination and violence against AAPIs, and hardship caused by the pandemic itself is predicted to lead to a mental health crisis for this community.

Mind Share Partners has compiled the following list of culturally competent resources to support this community, and resources for HR and People teams to better support employees.

I. Organizations and Resources for AAPI Professionals

  • [Organization] Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) Founded in 1972 by a group of Asian American psychologists and other mental health professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area, the mission of the Asian American Psychological Association is to advance the mental health and well-being of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy.

  • [Organization] National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association 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.

  • [Organization] South Asian Therapists Home of the largest global community of South Asian therapists, including therapists of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Afghani and Nepali heritage. Here you can find culturally competent South Asian mental health professionals to help you get the support you’re looking for.

  • [Organization] Asian Mental Health Collective It is the mission of the Asian Mental Health Collective to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community.

  • [Organization] Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum APIAHF influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.

  • [Organization] Asian American Health Initiative The mission of the Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI),