Mental Health

We occasionally visit the intersection between fibre arts and mental health on the Asian Sewist Collective podcast. In light of various tragedies such as ongoing gun violence against Asian communities in the US, we wanted to share some resources that might be helpful to you, if you need support.

If you have any resources that we haven’t listed below, feel free to share it with us at asiansewistcollective(at)gmail(dot)com.

General | Help Lines | Instagram Accounts to Follow


If you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately.

Please note that we are not mental health professionals and that any content on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition.

We have not fully vetted the resources listed below. These are resources we have either found through research for our episodes, or made aware of through people who come across our podcast.


Organisation / WebsiteDescriptionCoverage
Asian Mental Health CollectiveAn organisation focusing on Asian communities; they have a directory to find therapists equipped to work with Asian patientsUnited States, Canada
Depression and Bipolar Support AllianceAn organisation with various chapters across the country that provides hope, help, support and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disordersUnited States
Detox LocalA resource that features information including mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI communityUnited States
Live Another DayA website that provides extensive information on highly rated treatment providers and trusted resources for addiction and mental healthUnited States
National Alliance on Mental IllnessNAMI is an organisation that works in various communities in the US to raise awareness, provide support and education for those in needUnited States
The Summit Wellness GroupA guide that features over 60 resources for people of colour, written and curated by women of colourUnited States

Help Lines

OrganisationPhone NumberOtherCoverage
Asian Mental Health Collective – Hotline Directory (See page)Worldwide
Canada Suicide Prevention Service1-833-456-4566
For residents of Quebec, call 1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)
Chat services also availableCanada
In Touch Crisis Line+63 2 8893 7603
+63 917 800 1123
+63 922 893 8944
Lifeline13 11 14Text 0477 13 11 14
Chat services also available
Lifeline0800 543 354
Suicide crisis: call 0508 828 865
Text 4357New Zealand
NAMI Helpline800-950-NAMI (6264)
Monday-Friday, 10am–8pm ET
Text NAMI to 741-741 (available 24/7)
United States
Samaritans2896 0000Hong Kong
Samaritans116 123 (free call)United Kingdom
Sneha Foundation Trust +91 44 2464 0050Email
In-house services also available 10am-6pm everyday
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (Formerly the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)988Chat services also availableUnited States

Instagram Accounts to Follow

@asiansdotherapyAccount aiming to normalise therapy in Asian communities, created by Yin J. Li, LMFT, a therapist of Asian descent
@asianmentalhealthcollectiveOfficial Instagram for Asian Mental Health Collective
@asianmentalhealthprojectRun by a nonprofit organisation that provides resources to make mental healthcare more accessible
@browngirltherapyFirst and largest mental health community for all children of immigrants
@the.drtherapinayAccount run by a Pinay therapist

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