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Richard Lee

AAPA Statement on the Isla Vista/UCSB Shooting Tragedy

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The Asian American Psychological Association expresses our deepest condolences to the victims and their loved ones affected by the senseless, violent attacks committed on May 23 in Isla Vista, California. Our thoughts are also with the UCSB community facing the losses and the challenges brought on by the tragedy. Although the causes and motives for committing any acts of mass destruction are difficult to fathom, in this particular case the perpetrator has left a digital trail indicating his deep psychological disturbances mixed with misogyny and racism. Even as we all struggle to cope with yet another unspeakable acts of violence, AAPA is committed to providing whatever resource we can offer to help those in need of healing.

Mental Health is an “Invisible Problem” for Asian Immigrants

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Three decades of mental health research shows that Asian Americans, immigrants in particular, exhibit a high number of depressive symptoms, according to a 2011 report by the University of Hawaii

Some have fled violence and turmoil in their home countries, making them more vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Chinese, Filipino, Japanese and Korean immigrants, the report adds, have consistently shown higher rates of depression than whites.

Read more about the challenges facing Asian immigrants here or follow the link below:

http://newamericamedia.org/2014/05/for-asian-immigrants-mental-health-an-invisible-problem.php

Michi Fu – PBS SoCal Community Champion

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A big congratulations to AAPA member, Michi Fu, who is a PBS SoCal Community Champion.

Dr. Michi Fu is a well-known mental health therapist in California. Her research on AAPI groups has been recognized and many doctoral students seek her mentorship. Dr. Fu actively supports the AAPI communities by serving on the API Domestic Violence Task Force and the Asian American Psychological Association. She also volunteers for the North American Taiwanese Women’s Association and Cold Tofu.

View a video clip of Michi here or paste the below link:

http://video.pbssocal.org/video/2365249872/