August 7, 2023 IN: California, Health, Resources & toolkits
Voices Unheard: Uncovering the Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian American Youth
Written in collaboration with researchers from Illinois and Maryland whose work focuses on racially marginalized groups – such as Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities and Southeast Asian refugee populations – and the Asian American and Pacific Islander Coalition Helping Achieve Racial and Gender Equity (AAPI CHARGE), Voices Unheard highlights the experiences of more than 200 respondents and focuses on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) and Southeast Asian American (SEAA) youth.
Topics include the pandemic’s effect on mental wellness, the importance of culturally appropriate mental health support, and SEARAC’s recommendations to reduce barriers to mental health care in California. Additionally, Voices Unheard helps bridge the gap of research that focuses on the mental health status of often marginalized AANHPI ethnicities.
In-language fact sheets highlighting key research from Voices Unheard can be accessed at this link. We encourage our community members to download and share these fact sheets in your advocacy and community outreach.