National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA)
Description/Mission: The mission of the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) is to promote the mental health and wellbeing of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Since its founding, NAAPIMHA strives to raise awareness of the role of mental health in an individual’s health and well-being, especially in Asian American Pacific Islander communities throughout the country.
- Achieving Whole Health – The Achieving Whole Health training provides a creative, interactive and culturally relevant way of improving both health and mental health outcomes for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander communities. It fills a critical need by drawing on the strengths of paraprofessional staff and community members to train them to become Wellness Coaches. They learn how to take an active role in improving their own health as well as learning ways to help others. This model can be easily replicated and used with all ages. https://www.naapimha.org/achieving-whole-health
- Friends DO Make a Difference – Friends DO Make a Difference is a mental health training program designed for college students and young professionals. The purpose is to help students to develop and facilitate communication skills so they are able to talk about mental health issues on campus and in their workplace. We offer workshops that help students manage stress and depression; improve listening skills to further assist friends that are going through challenges. https://www.naapimha.org/friends-do-make-a-difference-1