Why Support +Collected?
Mental health is an existing and growing crisis among Asian American Students
Asian American Students lack access to culturally competent mental health support
COVID-19 is worsening mental health among Asian American Students
+Collected relies on generous donors like you to fund our programs, created specifically for Asian American students.
Donate today to support a community of Asian American students, who are navigating a more complex world than ever before. We believe that with a healthy mind and a supportive community, Asian American students can accomplish anything and be anything.
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Some relevant information...
Mental health is a crisis among Asian American students
+ Among females age 15-24, Asian Americans have the second highest suicide rate among all racial and ethnic groups (behind Native Americans)
+ Asian American college students are significantly more likely than white students to report symptoms of depression and anxiety and suicidal thoughts and attempts
+ However, they are significantly less likely to have a mental health diagnosis
Asian American students lack access to mental health support
+ Asian Americans are three times less likely to seek professional mental health support compared to their white counterparts
+ College campuses often have few non-white counselors, which isolates students at critical time (75% of mental illnesses appear in adolescence through early 20's)
+ Asian American students face significant barriers to treatment, including cultural stigma, family pressure, and lack of culturally competent professional support
COVID-19 is worsening mental health in Asian American students
+ Data from the Census Bureau showed that anxiety and depression rose sevenfold during the pandemic among Asian Americans, much of it due to racial discrimination
+ 18-24 year olds reported the highest levels of anxiety and depression symptoms during the pandemic, according to CDC data
+ Over 25 percent of this age group reported that they had seriously considered suicide, and 62.9 percent reported symptoms of anxiety or depression