Anti-Asian Racism, Violence, and Virus-Blaming During the Pandemic: We Need to Talk About This

Anti-Asian Racism, Violence, and Virus-Blaming During the Pandemic: We Need to Talk About This

“Especially in March and April, people started being really against Asians, especially Chinese people. A collective mental health toll According to Mental Health America, the AAPI community is less likely to seek mental health services than any other racial group. This is especially worrisome during a time when access to mental health services has been disrupted, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) survey . Dr. Leela R. Magavi is a Johns Hopkins-trained psychiatrist and a regional medical director for Community Psychiatry, California’s largest outpatient mental health organization. “Some children have shared things such as ‘They tell me to go back to my country, but this is my country’ or ‘They said I ruined our country,’” Magavi says.

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