Counseling Center

Resources for Our UW AAPI Community

To Our UW AAPI Community,

The UW Counseling Center joins the UW community in expressing our care and solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the face of racism, hate, and violence towards the AAPI community. The recent attacks upon AAPI individuals and community lives within a long history of anti-Asian xenophobia, harassment, and violence in the United States and in Seattle. We witness how this impacts your safety and health in so many ways like needing to figure out whether you can wear headphones when you are in public, fear for your parents and elders, bracing yourself for the next microaggression you experience, and deciding what to tell your children to do when they are harassed.

We see you and you matter. Your pain needs to be recognized, and your voices need to be heard. UW Counseling Center is here to challenge the model minority myth and systemic oppression as detrimental to mental health, and here to stand in solidarity to fight against the silencing of the needs of the AAPI community.

Students can contact the UW Counseling Center about our services, use the 24/7 My Student Support Program (My SSP), and drop in and use Let’s Talk. We also offer workshops.

 

Mental health support

Asian Mental Health Collective has a wide variety of resources, including listening sessions through the subtle asian mental health Facebook group.

Asian Counseling and Referral Services provides a variety of services, including behavioral health and wellness services, to help clients attain the highest levels of self-sufficiency in Western society while maintaining their cultural identities. In most cases, clients are served by professional staff who speak the same language and come from the same culture.

 

Reporting harassment and violence

If you experience anti-Asian harassment or violence and you would like to report the incident to help track hate, you can do so at websites like those below

https://www.standagainsthatred.org/

Stop AAPI Hate Home – Stop AAPI Hate

Stop the Hate Community: Stop the Hate – We are all community

If you witness or experience violence or harassment on the UW Campus, you can also report it to the UW Bias Incident Advisory Committee using the bias incident reporting form.

 

Advocacy and support

Do you want to be better prepared to be an active bystander if you witness anti-Asian violence? Consider doing a bystander intervention training.

 

Looking for additional sources of support, education, and ideas for taking action?

Consider some of the many resources and ideas in this collection of Anti-Asian Violence Resources.