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For Asian Americans Bearing Racism’s Psychological Toll, Mental Health Experts Have Advice
Monday, April 19, 2021
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Asian American mental health care providers in California are seeing an increase in demand for services in the wake of surging anti-Asian hate incidents, and the killings last month of six Asian women in the Atlanta area. The requests are notable for a community that’s been least likely of all racial groups to seek out mental health services. We take a deeper look at the heavy emotional and psychological toll of anti-Asian racism and what can be done to remove barriers to care.
Carolee Tran, professor, UC Davis; clinical psychologist; author, “The Gifts of Adversity: Reflections of a Psychologist, Refugee, and Survivor of Sexual Abuse"
Linda Yoon, therapist and licensed clinical social worker; founder, Yellow Chair Collective
Josie Huang, Asian American communities correspondent, KPCC
Sarah Mizes-Tan, race and equity reporter, CapRadio
Anna Mok, board president, Ascend
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