Pacific College of Health and Science is saddened and appalled by the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and the murder of 8 people in Georgia, including 6 Asian women. The Asian and Asian American communities have endured discrimination and violence throughout the pandemic. Our hearts go out to all who are hurting today throughout Atlanta and in the Asian and Asian American communities. Pacific College operates in 3 states and has alumni throughout the country (including Atlanta) and world. Diversity and inclusion are cherished principles of our college.
In response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University launched the “Stop AAPI Hate” reporting center on March 19, 2020. The center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. We urge you to report any related incidents you encounter in our around your community at their site.
A list of resources has been sent out today to every Pacific College student, staff and faculty member by email directly by your campus directors. Make sure to check your inbox. Additional resources are listed below.
Inclusive Therapists: www.inclusivetherapists.com
A national directory of ethnically diverse clinicians who provide culturally affirming and responsive client care. They aim to celebrate all identities and abilities in all bodies while dismantling systemic oppression in mental health care.
Asian Mental Health Collective (AMHC): www.asianmhc.org
Provides a national directory of Asian mental health organizations and professionals that can be searched by state. In addition to the directory, AMHC seeks to destigmatize mental illness and increase access to care by creating safe spaces for Asian Americans to discuss the impact of mental health in their communities. These include online forums, in person meet-up groups, and mental health podcasts.