Asian American/Pacific Islander Community Resrouces
SCBH has compiled various local resources to meet the needs of the Asian American Pacific Islander community and information to better understand mental health disparities impacting this community.

SCBH KAGAAPAY Outreach Coordinator
The KAAGAPAY (reliable companion) strategy, funded by MHSA, was implemented from 2015 to 2021 and was delivered by a half-time County clinician designated as the KAAGAPAY Outreach Coordinator. The KAAGAPAY Coordinator conducted outreach with schools, health clinics, churches, and other key stakeholders on behalf of SCBH to reduce mental health stigma within the AAPI community in an effort to increase access and utilization of county behavioral health services. This position is currently vacant and given this position has been difficult to recruit for and retain, SCBH will be contracting these services out through a procurement process during the 2022/2023 fiscal year.

Asian Mental Health Collective: It is the mission of the AMHC to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community.
Find a therapist here.
Find communities/forums here.

Fighting Back Partnership (FBP): FBP is a non-profit collaboration that partners with businesses, residents and the government to improve neighborhoods, strengthen families, and support youth development creating a safe, health and thriving community. FBP was a key partner with SCBH as one of the three CBO organizations carrying out the Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Cultural Transformation Model (ICCTM) Innovation project representing the Filipino community. While the ICCTM Project has ended SCBH continues to partner with FBP and the community to implement strategies identified through the ICCTM Project to improve access for the AAPI community. 
To learn more about the services and support FBP provides, please call (707) 648-5230 or visit their website by clicking here.

SCBH Access Line: To request mental health or substance use services, please call (800) 547-0495 and a mental health clinician will conduct a screening and assist you in getting linked to appropriate services.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24/7 suicide prevention hotline staffed by crisis specialists
(800) 273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line: 24/7 suicide prevention texting crisis service staffed by crisis specialists. Text "HOME" to 741741

American Psychiatric Association: In order to learn more about mental health disparities experienced by the AAPI community please visit
www.psychiatry.org.