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Mental Health Resources in the Wake of Recent Violence

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We send love and light in the wake of unspeakable violence to the victims and their families, to those grieving the loss of friends and community members, to those of us who carry the pain and weight of seeing ourselves and our loved ones in the faces of these victims, to all of us who are forced to live at the intersection of police brutality, gun violence, gender, race, and hate crimes. To young Black men, teachers, to LatinX farmworkers, recent arrivals to America with big dreams, to Asians and Asian-Americans who love to dance. To the common thread of humanity that binds us, and to the dignity we all deserve.

To Tyre Nichols, Keenan Anderson, Martinez Jimenez, Zhi Shen Liu, Qi Zhong Cheng, Ai Xiang Zhang, Jing Zhi Lu, Ye Tao Bing, Jose Romero Perez, Mymy Nhan, Xiujuan Yu, Hongying Jian, Yu Lun Kao, Valentino Marcos Alvero, Wen Tau Yu, Ming Wei Ma, Diana Man Ling Tom, Muoi Dai Ung, and Chia Ling Yau.

As we continue to mourn and fight for a more just society, please remember to take care of yourselves and others. Here are a handful of resources we recommend:


Monterey Park Resources – AAPI Equity Alliance
Find additional resources for Californians and residents of Monterey Park in a range of languages.

Half Moon Bay Strong Fund – Ayudando Latinos A Soñar (ALAS)
ALAS is a Latino-centered nonprofit organization that began as a grassroots program in 2011. Their fund directly supports the victims, families, and the broader Farmworker community in Half Moon Bay.

Healthier Communities are Safer Communities – Alameda County Food Bank
Alameda County, home to Oakland, believes that “every child, adult, and senior should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and live vibrant, productive lives—nutritious food is essential to success.” Support Oakland families by making a donation or hosting a virtual food drive.

CalHope Emotional Support Hotline
Call 833-317-HOPE to speak with a counselor.

Asian Mental Health Collective
Find a therapist near you.

Therapy for Latinx
Find a therapist near you.

The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Get the support you need.


Source: The Obama Foundation