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.