Support for AAPI Community

March 17, 2021

Statement of Support

University Health Services joins the rest of UC Berkeley in expressing our compassion and solidarity with the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities in the face of the most recent attacks both locally (in the Bay Area and most recently in Atlanta) and around the globe. We condemn these attacks. These are not isolated events and since the start of the pandemic, we have witnessed a frightening increase in acts of anti-Asian violence, xenophobia, and harassment, which painfully compounds the historic invisibility, systemic erasure, and othering experienced by AAPI communities. These acts of hate are undoubtedly impacting the mental health and well-being of our communities. Direct and indirect exposure to such events can be troubling, concerning, and traumatizing and result in many emotional reactions. UHS is committed to continuing to listen, offer support, and connect with AAPI staff, students, and student organizations in the fight against anti-Asian racism.  

Resources for Students 

Counseling and Psychological Services

We encourage students to reach out to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) if they are feeling unsafe and need support. (510) 642-9494. 

Students can also meet with counselors who specialize in working with API students.

Students can also attend: 

Get Involved

Sometimes the best form of healing after these traumatic racial-based events is to advocate and become involved at local and national levels. Here is a small list of resources that may be helpful to start: 

Resources for Staff & Faculty

Be Well at Work Employee Assistance

Employee Assistance is counseling for UC Berkeley Faculty and Staff, and Employees of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Other Campus Resources