Mental Health & Trauma

Disadvantaged by language barriers and immigration restrictions, unhoused Korean Americans are in the "blind spot" of resources and organizations. Korean American homeless shelters often do not receive government funding because they are not officially registered. As a result, they rely on donations from the Korean-American community and the support of a handful of volunteers.

AANHPI seniors face mental health challenges due to isolation, language barriers, and stigma. But culturally tailored, community-led programs and traditional practices can address their diverse needs.

Mental Health

La tasa de suicidios entre los hombres latinos ha aumentado desde 2011, pasando de 5,7 por cada 100.000 personas a un alarmante 7,9 por cada 100.000 individuos en 2021. Las normas culturales impiden que los hombres latinos hablen abiertamente acerca de su salud mental. Los expertos la denominan una crisis silenciosa.

Mental Health

The suicide rate for Latino men has increased since 2011 climbing from 5.7 per 100,000 people to an alarming 7.9 per 100,000 in 2021. Cultural expectations prevent Latino men from talking openly about their mental health. Experts call it a silent crisis.

Cambodian and Khmer people remain largely excluded from studies, policy making processes, public messaging, and journalism because of the lack of disaggregated data highlighting their experiences. Erika Mey, born to parents who fled Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge genocide, is working to disaggregate data to understand the realities of Cambodian and Khmer people and to acknowledge their trauma.