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Please note: The resources included here are not endorsed by UNC-Chapel Hill, and UNC-Chapel Hill is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources.

Mental Health Help Lines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 1-800-799-4889 if hard of hearing  
  • Available 24/7 
  • Provides crisis counseling and mental health referrals 

Crisis Text Line 

  • Text “HELLO” to 741741  
  • Available 24/7 
  • Serves anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them with a crisis counselor who can provide support and information.

24hr Asian LifeNet Hotline

  • Call 1-877-990-8585
  • Available 24/7
  • Languages available: Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Fujianese

Disaster Distress Helpline 

  • Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746  
  • Available 24/7 
  • Counsels people experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster 

Asian American-Focused Mental Health Resources

  1. Asian American Psychological Association The AAPA also offers this living document of links on wellness, coping with racism, and other organizations that support AAPI health.
  2. National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association
  3. Kiran: South Asian Domestic Violence Resources in NC
  4. Southasiantherapists.org: directory of South Asian therapists, including therapists of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Afghanistani and Nepali heritage.
  5. Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American (APISAA) Therapist Directory based on State
  6. Asian Mental Health Collective
  7. Asian American Christian Counseling Service: Non-profit program that focuses on integrating biblical faith with Asian American cultural traditions through professional counseling and psychotherapy
  8. MannMukti is an organization dedicated to encouraging healthy, open dialogue of mental health issues in an effort to remove stigma, improve awareness and promote self-care, especially within the South Asian community. They offer a variety of resources and infographics as well as a large community forum. They also have a nifty list of resources by faith.
  9. Asian-American InterCommunity Service: a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and well-being of the communities around us with a preferential focus on the under-served and hard-to-reach population segments.

Resources for Reporting Hate Crimes

UNC-Specific Resources
  1. Report an Incident Form
  2. University Ombuds Office 

External Reporting Resources

  1. Stop AAPI Hate
  2. North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT)
  3. Fair Housing NC – Know Your Rights
  4. NAPABA Hate Crime Resources

Education

“Yellow Peril” and Anti-Asian Racism in the Shadow of Coronavirus, video of March 2020 event hosted by the Carolina Asia Center. With Sophie To, Barb Lee, Prof. Heidi Kim

Treating Yellow Peril: Resources to Address Coronavirus Racism (open-source public syllabus)

Teaching Against Racism in the time of COVID-19 Resources (open-source public syllabus, focus on Asians and Asian Americans)

AAPI toolkit (Resources, statistics, trainings) (UNC Helping Give Away Psychological Science initiative)

We Need Diverse Books (nonprofit focusing on children’s literature, with resources and recommendations)

Asian American Women Writing the American South (list curated by Monique Truong, NC-raised novelist)

Scholarships

  1. Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Scholarship
    • $2,500-$15,000 scholarships for Asian and/or Pacific Islander students.  Students must be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia or the Republic of Palau.  Requires a 2.7 GPA, short answer responses/essay, letter of recommendations, and FAFSA application.  There are two scholarships, one general scholarship, and one specifically for students attending an AANAPISI college.  Students can apply for both scholarships at the same time.
  2. Asian Pacific Fund
    • 12 different scholarships supporting undergraduate and graduate Asian American and Pacific Islander students in various fields of study.  Requirements and eligibility vary by scholarships.
  3. Asian Women in Business (AWIB) Scholarship
    • The Asian Women in Business Scholarship encourages and promotes exceptional Asian female students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/ or entrepreneurship. The AWIB Scholarship awards students who have the attributes to be our next generation of leaders.  Students must be US citizens or permanent residents, must have a 3.0/4.0 GPA, demonstrated leadership in a community endeavor, and/or record of entrepreneurial achievement.
  4. Chinese American Medical Society Scholarship
    • Since the early 1970’s, the Chinese American Medical Society has provided scholarships to outstanding medical students in need of financial assistance.  The scholarship awards 3-5 scholarships annually to students of Chinese decent in the field of medicine, dentistry, and science.  Medical and dental school enrollment is required, along with letters of recommendations and proof of good academic standing.
  5. Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF)
    • For undergraduate and graduate Muslim students in non-science and ISF supported majors.  Support majors can be found the ISF website.  Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher and be US citizens or permanent residents.  Additional criteria based on specific scholarships.
  6. Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF)
    • The Korean American Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean-American students seeking higher education.  KASF offers scholarships to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students for various fields of study.  In addition, KASF also provides scholarships for qualified descendants of Korean War American veterans depending on funding availability.  Requirements and qualifications varies by scholarships.
  7. Korean Ancestry Grant at the William Orr Dingwall Foundation
    • The Korean Ancestry Grant supports many immigrant students in their pursuit of undergraduate degrees in various fields of study.  The exact number of Korean Ancestry Grants will be decided both by the number of exceptional candidates and by the amount of available Foundation funds.  Students must have a 3.5 GPA and be of Asian ancestry, with at least one Asian grandparent. There is a strong preference for applicants of Korean ancestry.  A personal statement, letters of recommendations, and official transcripts are required
  8. South Asian Journalists Association
    • The South Asian Journalists Association and SAJA Group Inc. award five scholarships for South Asian students pursuing a career in journalism.
  9. Organization of Chinese Americans
    • For over ten years, OCA has provided assistance to deserving APA students to achieve the ultimate dream of a college education. The diverse scholarships are based on factors such as achievement and financial need. These scholarships are available to APA high school seniors entering their first year of college in the upcoming fall quarter or semester.
  10. APIA Scholarship Program
    • Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students with a special focus on those who:
      • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
      • Are the first in their families to attend college;
      • Are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
      • Have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.