The Asian Women’s Action for Resilience and Empowerment (AWARE) study, based out of the Boston University School of Social Work, seeks to improve the mental and sexual health of Chinese-American, Vietnamese-American or Korean-American young women in a manner that is sensitive to their unique cultural experiences and challenges. Their site includes information about the study as well as resources for the community.
Asian Women for Health (AWFH) is a peer-led, community-based network dedicated to advancing Asian women’s health and wellbeing through education, advocacy, and support. Their website includes a list of mental health resources.
Together Empowering Asian Minds (TEAM) aims to engage, educate and empower Asian Americans with culturally relevant resources and peer support to destigmatize seeking mental health support. Their resource lists include videos, podcasts, articles, fact sheets, and toolkits to support mental health.
The Japanese Bostonians Support Line (JB Line) supports members of the Japanese community in New England with problems they face in their daily lives by providing consultation, giving them needed information, offering them direct support services, or connecting them with other social resources. The support line is available weekdays from 10am-4pm in English and Japanese.
Saheli offers non-judgmental, culturally sensitive domestic violence services to South Asian women and families. Services are offered in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Sindi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Nepali, and Arabic. They also offer a 24-hour helpline that can be reached by phone at 1-866-472-4354.
The Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness creates high-quality, evidence-based resources and services focused on mental health education and prevention for parents, students, educators, and clinicians, specifically those from Asian cultural backgrounds. They also facilitate access to culturally sensitive care for those who need it.
The UMass Chinese Mental Health Program works to build academic collaborations between mental health professionals in the United States and China. In addition to promoting this cross-cultural exchange, they provide Asian mental health consultation services and are working to develop Harmonious, an online resource to assist people of Chinese heritage in finding mental health support.
The Mustard Seed Generation (MSG) is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to education around mental health issues of Korean Americans. They directly work with first- and second-generation families, young adults, students, church leaders, and mental health professionals through conferences, workshops, trainings, and summits.