Moving Beyond Exclusion (2004)
In March of 2004, the Services and Advocacy for Asian Youth Consortium (SAAY) released a Community Response Plan for Asian youth in San Francisco titled “Moving Beyond Exclusion.” The intent of this plan was to assess the needs and utilization of services by Asian youth in San Francisco and to develop an action plan to address gaps in service. The attached report focuses on the areas of behavioral health (substance abuse and mental health) and juvenile justice/delinquency prevention.
The AYPS Services Coordination Program educates Asian and Pacific Islander (A&PI) youth, parents, and youth providers on issues regarding mental health with the aim of raising awareness and reducing the stigma attached to mental health within A&PI communities. The program developed educational mental health pamphlets on two prevalent mental health issues, Depression and Suicide. The pamphlets provide information on the causes of mental health problems, the warning signs, ways to help someone, and community resources.
Download our pamphlets:
- What You Need to Know About Mental Health and Depression
- What To Do If You Suffer From Depression
- Suicide: What You Need to Know
- What To Do If You Are Thinking of Suicide
For more information, please contact Jen Nguyen, firstname.lastname@example.org