Updated May 26, 2022
Updated May 26, 2022
With daily doses of uncertainty, isolation, fear and death, an unprecedented wave of mental health issues has emerged during the pandemic. Among Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, the impact is profound, particularly against the backdrop of Anti-Asian violence, which amplifies both vulnerability and trauma. The psychological upheaval of the past 2 years has wreaked havoc, with increased incidents of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and suicide.
LTSC provides direct support services to seniors, adults and young adults in the community who are impacted by anti-AAPI hate crimes, harassment and the anti-AAPI climate:
The associated stigma of the pandemic and increase in Asian hate crimes has added to the reasons for why support for Asian American mental health care is vitally urgent. LTSC’s program Changing Tides is providing:
Seniors are aware of the anti-AAPI incidents that are occurring throughout the country however; they cannot remain locked inside their apartments. LTSC helps seniors safe:
Keeping seniors socially engaged prevents the debilitating effects of social isolation and fears about the pandemic and AAPI harassment. LTSC is providing:
Because community control and self-determination is a key component of racial justice, we will continue lending our expertise to economic development and housing projects throughout Los Angeles.
We will continue to support AAPI Equity Alliance and Stop AAPI Hate and advocate for the use of federal money to support grassroots racial equity work.
Finally, all of LTSC’s work is informed by the understanding that incidents of AAPI hate are rooted in white supremacy. Consequently, LTSC is committed to working with communities of color and will continue to position our work within the broader context of the movement for racial justice and social change.
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