CA statewide special: Mental health impacts of anti-Asian racism and violence

Asian Community Protest in Washington D.C., Mar 21, 2021. Photo by Johnny Silvercloud/Shutterstock.

Asian American mental health care providers in California are seeing an increase in demand for services in the wake of surging anti-Asian hate incidents, and the killings last month of six Asian women in the Atlanta area. The requests are notable for a community that’s been least likely of all racial groups to seek out mental health services. We take a deeper look at the heavy emotional and psychological toll of anti-Asian racism and what can be done to remove barriers to care.

This one-hour special will be hosted by KQED's Mina Kim, tune in Monday April, 19th, 2021 at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. PST on KCRW.




  • Carolee Tran - Clinical psychologist, author, professor, UC Davis;
  • Linda Yoon - Therapist and licensed clinical social worker; founder, Yellow Chair Collective
  • Josie Huang - Asian American communities correspondent, KPCC
  • Sarah Mizes-Tan - Race and equity reporter, CapRadio
  • Anna Mok - Board president, Ascend