AAPI Resources & Support

Statement from Giang T. Nguyen, MD, Executive Director, HUHS:

At CAMHS, we aim to support all of our students who are experiencing distress in their lives, and it’s a mission all of our staff strive to uphold in our work. We are deeply sorry that some recently-posted content on our website not only fell short of that mission, but caused more stress in our community. We had intended to post helpful resources for our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities that we know are hurting in light of recent events around us, but what we ultimately posted included some insensitive and inappropriate content that we have now removed. We plan to engage more closely with members across our community to ensure that we can serve as a trusted, reliable resource for everyone at Harvard, and will work diligently to ensure that this never happens again. CAMHS, HUHS, and Harvard University remain fully committed to ensure that our mental health and wellness programming, services, and outreach are inclusive and free from bias. CAMHS will work with the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Office to develop community meetings to engage in further discussion. More information will be coming soon.



AAPI Resources

Helpful Resources

The following organizations that support anti-racism, particularly racism targeting AAPI communities. Please note that Harvard University is not affiliated with, nor does it explicitly endorse, any of the advocacy groups, hotlines, or organizations listed here. This list is intended only to inform students of resources available to them in the broader community.


Massachusetts-Specific Resources & Organizations 


Common Reactions

Experiencing racism and the overall impact of COVID can lead to psychological distress for some people, and can be viewed as a form of trauma. You might be experiencing: 

  • Increased anxiety
  • Hypervigilance
  • Avoidance
  • Alterations in mood and cognition
  • Shame
  • Anger
  • Helplessness
  • Denial
  • Dissociation
  • Propensity to self-isolate

Managing and Coping