Anti-AAPI Discrimination Resources
Since the onset of the covid-19 pandemic, there had been an increase in anti-AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) hate incidents. Below are some resources we here at Amaranth Pediatrics have gathered to aid in navigating this current environment. The best way to combat hate is through education, self-aid, and community building. Self aid is the knowledge and ability to find resources for oneself, so that one understands that it is within his/her power to help him/herself. Finally, Advocacy is the the mainstay of pediatrics, as we are treating people who generally do not have a voice in society. Existing AAPI advocacy groups include: Asian American Federation, Protect Chinatown, and more.
If you have suffered a crisis (either directly or as vicariously), Crisis = being a victim of attack, suffering vicarious trauma, feeling acutely anxious, anything that makes you unable to go about your daily life.
As well, if you have signs of acute distress (constant worrying, inability to do your job/go to school, decreased or excessive appetite, sleep etc), please contact us or your healthcare provider for evaluation.
Resources in multiple languages are available and described below each link.
Resources: Ongoing Toolkits
List of resources such as:
Mental health resources- how to talk to children about anti-Asian racism
Mental health service providers
List of community-based organizations
Basic and critical information for victims, community based organizations, and community leaders in multiple languages
Information available in 24 languages
Resources for Asian Americans in the workplace, worker’s relief funds, and local resources
Includes in-language resources
A mental health crisis is when someone is experiencing symptoms that make them feel out of control or prevent them from being able to care for themselves. It can look very different for different people.
List of mental health and behavioral service providers and contact information
List of mental health resources in NYC including 24/7 hotline available in-language
List of locations that provide help for people in crisis- can filter based on age, language, and cultural competency
Legal services guide