Date(s) - Monday, May 10th, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Mental Health of Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Island Communities in the Time of COVID: It’s Time for Bold Action
This three-part virtual roundtable addresses the impact of historical and present day trauma and social justice on their mental health, provides self-care strategies, and identifies long term community engagement strategies to address the mental health of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Island communities.
Part 1: Learn what it means to be part of the AA, NH & PI communities; how each community self-identifies, unique strengths and challenges, and different mental health and social inequities associated with the COVID pandemic.
● Identify challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority.
● Highlight the national context around the mental health issues that the communities are facing, including the rise in AA hate incidents, and the ongoing disparities in quality of care access and access to culturally and linguistically appropriate care.
● Emphasize how COVID19 has impacted all AA, NH & PI communities, but in different ways.
● Celebrate National Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Mental Health Awareness Day and the unique histories and cultural experiences of the AA, NH & PI communities.