We at the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association mourn the lives lost from the senseless gun violence in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay:
Mymy Nhan, 65
Ming Wei Ma, 72
Diana Tom, 70
Xiujuan Yu, 57
Lilian Li, 63
Valentino Alvero, 68
Muoi Ung, 67
Hong Jian, 62
Yu Kao, 72
Chia Ling Yau, 76
Wen Yu, 64
Zhishen Liu, 73
Qizhong Cheng, 66
Marciano Martinez Jimenez, 50
Yetao Bing, 43
Aixiang Zhang, 74
Jingzhi Lu, 64
Jose Romeo Perez
We offer our deepest condolences to the families and communities affected by these tragedies and wish a speedy recovery for those who have been injured.
As an organization dedicated to promoting Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) mental health, we pledge our time and skills to continue the work to offer mental health programs and advocate for national policy changes in support of AAPI mental health and safety. In alignment with this commitment, we spent the past few days checking in with local AAPI community and mental health organizations in California and will amplify all efforts as we collectively mourn, grieve, process, and engage in restoration and care.
Local Resource Guides
AAPI Equity Alliance Resource Guide (LA-Based)
209 Culturally Sensitive Resource Guide (Bay Area-Based)
National Mass Violence Victimization Resource CenterHalf Moon Bay Resource Guide (Half Moon Bay)
Vigils & Community Circles
Greater Los Angeles Mental Health Services
Bay Area Mental Health Services
National Mental Health Resources
Supporting Victims & Community of Monterey Park & Half Moon Bay
To view a shareable word document of these resources, go to: bit.ly/LNYmentalhealthguide
We acknowledge there has been an overwhelming lot to process and a wide range of emotions that are being experienced right now.
Our communities have gone through significant trauma over the last three years, and this tragedy only adds to our collective anxiety, fears, and wounds.
We encourage you to take extra care and attention to your whole health - mind, body, and spirit. If you or someone you know is in need of support, we encourage you to review the following resources and reach out to us at email@example.com for any assistance.
NOTE: This is a non-exhaustive list of resources compiled by the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association, with references to the local guides listed above and expanded to include additional regional and national resources.
If you would like to add a resource, please contact Krystle Canare at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAST UPDATED: January 25, 2023 at 10:00PM EST