Asian American Federation holds workshop on anti-Asian hate, mental health at Hostos Community College

A survey found that 65% if Asian New Yorkers experienced feelings of isolation or anxiety due to anti-Asian hate crimes.

William Aguirre

May 8, 2024, 9:15 PM

Updated 18 days ago

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An anti-Asian hate and mental health workshop was held on Wednesday at Hostos Community College.
Topics of discussion included the impact of COVID-19 on Asian American communities and the impact of violence on mental health.
A survey by the Asian American Federation found that 65% if Asian New Yorkers experienced feelings of isolation or anxiety due to anti-Asian hate crimes.
Despite this, there is a significant gap in Asian New Yorkers seeking mental health treatment, with only 20.8% of Asian adults with mental illness receiving treatment in 2020, the survey found.
Over 20% of the survey's respondents cited a fear of potential judgement from others as a reason for not seeking treatment.
Anti-Asian hate crimes have decreased by 50% this year, compared to 2023, but overall hate crimes have increased 39% this year.


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