Statement In Response To The Atlanta Shootings

In the wake of the recent shootings that took the lives of 8 individuals in Atlanta, GA – six of which were Asian American women – in addition to the increasing violence and hate crimes committed against the AAPI community, Mental Health Connecticut condemns these acts and stands with the Asian American Pacific Islander community.

We recognize that combatting racism and inequity is an ongoing commitment to society and a lifelong practice. Racism is a public health crisis and therefore has a negative impact on the mental health of communities. As we continue to grieve the loss of these individuals, we also extend our support to those in need at this time.

For local mental health resources, contact our information line at information@mhconn.org or call 1-800-842-1501. For AAPI mental health resources visit the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association at https://www.naapimha.org. To report a hate incident or learn how you can help, please visit https://stopaapihate.org/actnow.