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Racism and Mental Health


Stop AAPI Hate Resources

compiled by: Francis Lu, MD, DLFAPA

Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus, UC Davis   Feel free to share. 

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1. American Psychiatric Association (APA) 

    a. *** Diversity and Health Equity  


Section 1: Education: CME webinars, toolkits, fact sheets and other educational content specifically for diverse and vulnerable populations.


     Asian Americans *


    b. Psychiatric News


    c. Psychiatric Services

    d. ***American Journal of Psychiatry


    e. APA Leadership Statement on Anti-Asian American Racism and Mental Health, 3/22/21


    f. Resource Documents   

Access the Resource Documents (selected) below either from the URL above OR by clicking on the hyperlink below, which will download a PDF to your download file.​


    g. Position Statements Policy Finder (official APA positions)

Access the Position Statements (selected) below by searching for them at the URL above: 

  • ***Xenophobia, Immigration, and Mental Health, 2020

  • ***Resolution Against Racism and Racial Discrimination and Their Adverse Impacts on Mental Health, 2018

  • Bias-Related Incidents, 2015


2. ***Stop AAPI Hate


3. Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism
California State University, San Bernardino


4. ***U.S. House Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties


5. President Biden

a. Memorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States, 1/26/21


b. FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Additional Actions to Respond to Anti-Asian Violence, Xenophobia and Bias, 3/30/21 


6. ***Bystander Intervention Resources


7. Report Hate Crimes (New York State) to Rick Sawyer | Special Counsel, Hate Crimes

New York State Office of the Attorney General, Civil Rights Bureau

28 Liberty St., New York, NY  10005

Tel: 212-416-6182 | |

8. Additional Resources


Stop AAPI Hate Articles

Journal Articles - Racism and Mental Health

1. The effects of perceived racism on psychological distress mediated by venting and disengagement coping in Native Hawaiians

2. Stress and the Mental Health of Populations of Color:Advancing Our Understanding of Race-related Stressors

3. The Impact of Racial Identity, Ethnic Identity, Asian Values and Race-Related Stress on Asian Americans and Asian International College Students’ Psychological Well-Being

4. What Types of Racial Messages Protect Asian American Adolescents From Discrimination? A Latent Interaction Model

5. Synergi Collaborative Centre - The Impact of Racism on Mental Health 

6. Racism as a Determinant of Health: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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