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 / Website||Description||Coverage|
|Asian Mental Health Collective||An organisation focusing on Asian communities; they have a directory to find therapists equipped to work with Asian patients||United States, Canada|
|Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance||An organisation with various chapters across the country that provides hope, help, support and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders||United States|
|Detox Local||A resource that features information including mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI community||United States|
|Live Another Day||A website that provides extensive information on highly rated treatment providers and trusted resources for addiction and mental health||United States|
|National Alliance on Mental Illness||NAMI is an organisation that works in various communities in the US to raise awareness, provide support and education for those in need||United States|
|The Summit Wellness Group||A guide that features over 60 resources for people of colour, written and curated by women of colour||United States|
|Asian Mental Health Collective – Hotline Directory||(See page)||Worldwide|
|Canada Suicide Prevention Service||1-833-456-4566|
For residents of Quebec, call 1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)
|Chat services also available||Canada|
|In Touch Crisis Line||+63 2 8893 7603|
+63 917 800 1123
+63 922 893 8944
|Lifeline||13 11 14||Text 0477 13 11 14|
Chat services also available
|Lifeline||0800 543 354|
Suicide crisis: call 0508 828 865
|Text 4357||New Zealand|
|NAMI Helpline||800-950-NAMI (6264)|
Monday-Friday, 10am–8pm ET
Text NAMI to 741-741 (available 24/7)
|Samaritans||2896 0000||Hong Kong|
|Samaritans||116 123 (free call)||United Kingdom|
|Sneha Foundation Trust||+91 44 2464 0050||Email firstname.lastname@example.org|
In-house services also available 10am-6pm everyday
|988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (Formerly the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)||988||Chat services also available||United States|
Instagram Accounts to Follow
|@asiansdotherapy||Account aiming to normalise therapy in Asian communities, created by Yin J. Li, LMFT, a therapist of Asian descent|
|@asianmentalhealthcollective||Official Instagram for Asian Mental Health Collective|
|@asianmentalhealthproject||Run by a nonprofit organisation that provides resources to make mental healthcare more accessible|
|@browngirltherapy||First and largest mental health community for all children of immigrants|
|@the.drtherapinay||Account run by a Pinay therapist|
This is a living document that gets updated frequently — check back for more from time to time!