On August 30th, 2023, SAAPRI and other AAPI-led organizations co-hosted a Midwest Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Mental Health Forum intended to paint a broad picture of where AAPIs’ mental wellness landed at the post-COVID era and share efforts targeting AAPI youth and seniors.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are an integral part of the American cultural mosaic, encompassing a wide range of diversity. AAPI communities consist of approximately 50 ethnic groups speaking over 100 languages, with connections to Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Vietnamese, etc. along with Hawaiian and other Asian and Pacific Islander ancestries. During the pandemic, the AAPI community has suffered a double crisis – the COVID-19 pandemic and anti-Asian hate, which severely impacted members’ mental wellness.
Thanks to all those who attended our event! If you were not able to attend, you can access a recording of the event here.