The Mental Health of Asian International Students Should Be a Priority for US Colleges

Asian international students echoed their fear of prejudice as well as the resulting toll on their mental health, reporting that they were uncomfortable going out alone in case they would be harassed. (Mary Christie Institute)

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July 14, 2021

'A collective trauma': Asian Americans confront mental health crisis amid rise of racist attacks

Asian Americans, especially the elderly, are battling the mental health toll of a recent wave of racial attacks. (USA Today)

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June 3, 2021

Report: Asian Americans More Stressed by Anti-Asian Hate Than COVID-19

Asian Americans may be experiencing more stress from first-hand anti-Asian racism than from COVID-19 itself, according to a new report from Stop AAPI Hate. (KQED)

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June 1, 2021

The mental health cost of anti-Asian hate on the AAPI community

Anti-Asian hate is taking its toll. (The Hill)

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May 27, 2021

Harvard Researchers and Clinicians Battle 'Silent Pandemic' of Mental Health Issues

For nearly 15 months, the Covid-19 pandemic has halted everyday life in the United States and much of the world. As in-person interactions shifted to screens, tens of millions of people were forced to adapt to life under the persistent threat of a lethal virus. Although vaccines have tempered cases, Americans have been subjected to a year of isolation and uncertainty, taking a significant toll on their mental health. (The Harvard Crimson)

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May 27, 2021

'It Just Stays With You': The Corrosive Health Effects Of Decades Of Anti-Asian Violence

It should come as no surprise that racial violence inflicts a burden far beyond the direct victims of an incident. There are the broken bones and lost lives, and the fact that this kind of violence targets more than one individual. It terrorizes people who share an identity, as activists pointed out in demonstrations against police killings of Black Americans. It also takes a toll on mental and physical health. And for Asian people, it's a burden that often goes unreported and under-studied. (WBUR)

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April 9, 2021

'We Are Going To Be The Victims' Unless Anti-Asian Racism Is Confronted, Says BU Researcher

GBH All Things Considered host Arun Rath spoke with BU professor Hyeouk Chris Hahm about the surge in racist incidents targeting Asian Americans. She's been looking at the toll racism, racist harassment and racist attacks have been taking on Asian Americans.  (GBH)

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MARCH 31, 2021

Asian Americans and the Model Minority Dilemma

In light of recent attacks, a BU Asian health expert on the group’s experiences of racism, alienation, and anxiety. (BU Today)

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MARCH 23, 2021

Here's How the COVID Lockdown Impacted College Students' Mental Health

Research shows more than one-third of students who were forced to relocate experienced higher levels of coronavirus-related grief, loneliness and generalized anxiety. (NECN)

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MARCH 10, 2021

Study: College students’ mental health suffered when displaced by pandemic

A new study finds college students who were forced to relocate when their campuses shut down due to COVID-19 last spring experienced a higher rate of mental health issues. (Boston 25)

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FEBRUARY 23, 2021

Studying Pandemic's Effect on Mental Health in Young Adults

The Covid-19 pandemic has been challenging for almost everyone, and different populations have been hit in different ways. (Brigham Health on a Mission)

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JANUARY 7, 2021

A Significant Rise in Racism Toward Asian People During COVID

Racial discrimination towards Asian individuals has significantly increased during the Coronavirus pandemic, write psychiatrist Justin Chen and his co-authors Emily Zhang and Cindy Liu in the latest American Journal of Public Health. (Psychology Today)

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October 7, 2020

Seven Ways the Pandemic is Affecting Our Mental Health

You’re not alone—people around the world are depressed, anxious, and stressed, some more than others. (Greater Good Magazine)

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AUGUST 11, 2020

The Pandemic has Strained the Mental Health of the Most Vulnerable 

Pandemic-induced depression and anxiety is exploding the already stark mental health gender disparities. (The 19th)

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AUGUST 5, 2020

Dealing with the Psychological Effects of the Pandemic

Dr. Cindy Liu, Brigham and Women's Hospital, looks at the potentially lasting impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the American psyche. (CNBC)

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MAY 20, 2020

Five Things COVID-19 Might do to Young Adults' Mental Health

BU social work professor will probe how COVID-19 hits the mental health of America’s future workforce, and what makes some people more resilient. (The Brink)

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APRIL 16, 2020

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