In light of the recent rise in Asian hate crimes and shootings, it is essential to address the impact that these events can have on our mental health and well-being. The fear, sadness, anger, and anxiety that many of us are feeling can be overwhelming, but there are coping strategies and resources that can help us manage and maintain our mental health. It is essential to acknowledge and validate our emotions and process them in healthy ways, such as seeking support from loved ones or professionals.
Prioritizing physical and emotional self-care, like engaging in relaxing activities and healthy habits, is also important. You can always call or text 9-8-8 to talk to a trained counselor when you need emotional support or experience a mental crisis.
It is also necessary to recognize and challenge systemic issues and support anti-racism efforts. By acknowledging our emotions, prioritizing self-care, seeking support, and advocating for change, we can work towards healing and maintaining our mental health during these challenging times.
CCHP recognizes this and wants to make sure that our members can feel safe in the community and that their feelings or concerns be acknowledged and addressed. If you feel the need to talk, you can call our 24/7 toll-free Nurse Advice Line at 1-888-243-8310. If you need help accessing care or finding available resources, you are encouraged to contact our CCHP Member Services at 1-888-775-7888 (TTY: 1-877-681-8898) and ask to be connected to our care manager.
The Chinese Community Health Resource Center provides the following resources on mental health:
Online Bilingual Articles
- Anxiety disorder, Depression, Stress
- Mental Health Resource list
- For Teens