We know that this continues to be a challenging time. The strain of the pandemic, along with racism and xenophobia, persist. Most recently, a spree of violent attacks against Asian Americans, including the murder of 84-year-old Thai man, Vicha Ratanapakdee, have left many grappling with anxiety, anger, sadness, and fear.

Since the start of COVID-19, hate crimes, harassment, and racism against Asian Americans have increased drastically. Through the end of 2020, the group Stop Asian American Pacific Islander Hate received more than 2,800 first-hand reports of anti-Asian hate across 47 states and Washington DC.

CCA@YourService wants to remind all who are directly or indirectly impacted that you are not alone. You and your family members have free, confidential access to support, guidance, and referrals for a variety of needs and issues.

Please contact them confidentially at 800.833.8707. Counselors are available 24/7, ready to assist. You can also go online for extensive information and resources.

In addition, CCA@YourService has compiled the online list of national and community-based resources that support Asian American and Pacific Islander mental health, self-care, safety, social action, and ally-ship.

Be well.

By the Office of Human Resources