Resources

In line with our mission to connect Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans to each other and a larger community, below are some resources and fellow organizations we love.

Asian American Feminist Collective engages in intersectional feminist politics for East, Southeast, and South Asian, Pacific Islander, multi-ethnic and diasporic Asian communities through public events and resources. Learn more.

The Asian American Psychological Association advances the mental health and well-being of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy. Learn more.

It is the mission of the Asian Mental Health Collective to raise awareness about the importance of mental health care, promote emotional well-being, and challenge the stigma concerning mental illness amongst Asian Diasporic communities worldwide. Learn more.

The Asian Women Giving Circle raises funds to support Asian American women-led projects in NYC that use arts and culture to bring about progressive social transformation. Learn more.

The Asian LifeNet Hotline is a 24-hour suicide prevention hotline with services available in Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, and Fujianese. 1-877-990-8585. Learn more.

The Asian Task Force’s confidential 24-hour helpline offers assistance and resources in 16 different Asian languages to those in dangerous or violent situations. 617-338-2355. Learn more.

Asians Do Therapy features culturally relevant information and stories of Asians doing therapy. Learn more.

Cultural Therapy connects people who belong to racially and ethnically diverse groups with culturally affirming mental health providers who understand their unique histories and needs. Learn more.

DeQH Desi LGBTQ Helpline provides 100% confidential support for South Asian/Desi lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning individuals, families, and friends. Learn more.

Korean American Story is dedicated to telling the stories of Korean Americans. KAS seeks to be an inclusive hub that bridges gaps between communities and helps to instill cultural awareness and pride among the Korean American community. Learn More.

The National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network builds the capacity of QTBIPoC (queer and trans black, indigenous and people of color) mental health practitioners, increases access to healing justice resources and provides technical assistance to social justice movement organizations to integrate healing justice into their work. Learn more.

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 1-800-273-8255. Learn more.

The New York Coalition for Asian Mental Health (NYCAAMH) strives to improve the quality of mental health care services in Asian American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area. Learn more.

NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text or chat and get access to mental health and substance misuse services, in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365. Text “WELL” to 65173 or call 1-888-NYC-WELL. Learn more.

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a non-profit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to individuals, couples, children, and families in need. Learn More.

Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading victim assistance organization, with services focused on domestic violence, child abuse, sexual abuse, human trafficking, stalking. Our mission is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. 24-hour Helpline at 1-800-621-HOPE (4673). Learn more.

Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls and connecting them to competent mental health providers. Learn more.

Know of a resource we should add to this list? Write to us via our Contact Page or at bridgesmentalhealthnyc@gmail.com