If you/someone you know is in immediate danger of hurting yourself or someone else, call 9-1-1 (or your local emergency number) immediately. Do not wait.

If you are not in immediate danger, please refer to one of the suicide hotline numbers or mental health centers below

Support and Services

BOOKS


  1. The Making of Asian America by Erika Lee
  2. Asian American Achievement Paradox by Jennifer Lee
  3. The Model Minority Stereotype: Demystifying Asian American Success by Nicholas Daniel Hartlep
  4. Model Minority Myth Revisited: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Demystifying Asian American Educational Experiences by Guofang Li and Linshing Wang
  5. Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism, Second Edition, Edition 2 by Rosalind S. Chou and Joe R. Feagin




ARTICLES


Basic Facts:

  1. Mental Health and Asian Americans (HHS.gov)
  2. Asian American Mental Health (APA)
  3. Asian American/Pacific Islander Communities and Mental Health (MHA)
  4. Suicide Among Asian Americans (AAPA)
  5. Asian American Teenage Girls Have Highest Rates of Depression (NAMI)
Articles:
  1. "13 Reasons to Talk About '13 Reasons Why'" (Usable Knowledge)
  2. "Asian Americans Tackle Mental Health Stigma" (WebMD)
  3. "Cultural Stigma Hurts Asian American Teens with Depression" (New American Media)
  4. "For Many Asian Americans, Depression is an Unfamiliar Word" (Washington Post)
  5. "How Wellesley Plans to Address the Mental Health of Its Asian American Students" (WBUR)
  6. "What It's Like Explaining Depression to Your Parents" (Buzzfeed)
  7. "An AAPI Perspective: Cultural Roots of Mental Health" (Harvard Crimson)
  8. "Asian Americans Speak Out Against Decades-old 'Model Minority' Myth" (Washington Post)
  9. "6 Reasons We Need to Dismantle the Model Minority Myth of Those 'Hard Working' Asians" (Everyday Feminism)
  10. "The Truth About 'The Asian Advantage' and 'Model Minority Myth;" (The Huffington Post)
  11. "The 'Model Minority' Myth: Why Asian-American Poverty Goes Unseen" (Mashable)




WEBSITES


  1. National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association​​​​​​​
  2. Asian American Psychological Association
  3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  4. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

  5. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

  6. OK2TALK - Online forum for teen and young adults to share personal stories about mental health – recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. NAMI resource.

  7. JED Foundation - Promoting emotional health & suicide prevention for teens and young adults

  8. The Trevor Project - Suicide prevention and support for LGBTQ young people.

  9. Active Minds - Mental health support and stigma prevention for young adults, by young adults. Primarily on college campuses. UChicago Chapter

  10. Suicide Prevention Resource Center - Resource center to promote the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention - A project within the Educational Development Center (EDC)

  11. Deconstructing Stigma

  12. Drugrehab.com's Guide to Mental Health Illnesses





Education and Awareness

BOOKS


  1. The Making of Asian America by Erika Lee
  2. Asian American Achievement Paradox by Jennifer Lee
  3. The Model Minority Stereotype: Demystifying Asian American Success by Nicholas Daniel Hartlep
  4. Model Minority Myth Revisited: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Demystifying Asian American Educational Experiences by Guofang Li and Linshing Wang
  5. Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism, Second Edition, Edition 2 by Rosalind S. Chou and Joe R. Feagin




ARTICLES


Basic Facts:

  1. Mental Health and Asian Americans (HHS.gov)
  2. Asian American Mental Health (APA)
  3. Asian American/Pacific Islander Communities and Mental Health (MHA)
  4. Suicide Among Asian Americans (AAPA)
  5. Asian American Teenage Girls Have Highest Rates of Depression (NAMI)
Articles:
  1. "13 Reasons to Talk About '13 Reasons Why'" (Usable Knowledge)
  2. "Asian Americans Tackle Mental Health Stigma" (WebMD)
  3. "Cultural Stigma Hurts Asian American Teens with Depression" (New American Media)
  4. "For Many Asian Americans, Depression is an Unfamiliar Word" (Washington Post)
  5. "How Wellesley Plans to Address the Mental Health of Its Asian American Students" (WBUR)
  6. "What It's Like Explaining Depression to Your Parents" (Buzzfeed)
  7. "An AAPI Perspective: Cultural Roots of Mental Health" (Harvard Crimson)
  8. "Asian Americans Speak Out Against Decades-old 'Model Minority' Myth" (Washington Post)
  9. "6 Reasons We Need to Dismantle the Model Minority Myth of Those 'Hard Working' Asians" (Everyday Feminism)
  10. "The Truth About 'The Asian Advantage' and 'Model Minority Myth;" (The Huffington Post)
  11. "The 'Model Minority' Myth: Why Asian-American Poverty Goes Unseen" (Mashable)




WEBSITES


  1. National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association​​​​​​​
  2. Asian American Psychological Association
  3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  4. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

  5. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

  6. OK2TALK - Online forum for teen and young adults to share personal stories about mental health – recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. NAMI resource.

  7. JED Foundation - Promoting emotional health & suicide prevention for teens and young adults

  8. The Trevor Project - Suicide prevention and support for LGBTQ young people.

  9. Active Minds - Mental health support and stigma prevention for young adults, by young adults. Primarily on college campuses. UChicago Chapter

  10. Suicide Prevention Resource Center - Resource center to promote the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention - A project within the Educational Development Center (EDC)

  11. Deconstructing Stigma

  12. Drugrehab.com's Guide to Mental Health Illnesses