Supporting UCSC Asian American/Pacific Islanders

March 18, 2021

At the outset of the pandemic, the Asian American community was targeted with violence and unjustly blamed for the spread of the Covid 19 virus. The shooting deaths of eight people, including six women of Asian descent in Atlanta, is a horrendous tragedy that highlights white supremacy and the increasing racial violence, misogyny, and anti-Asian bias against those in Asian American communities. These hateful and traumatic events impact the mental health and well-being of the UCSC community.

CAPS and the Student Health Center are committed to supporting the health and healing of our community. CAPS is open during business hours and providing services to all students, especially Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) students, through telehealth services from 8-5pm; see CAPS counseling services for more information. Crisis support is available after hours and on the weekends and holidays by phone at 831-459-2628 (press 3 to speak to a clinician).

In addition to CAPS services, here are a few resources that might be helpful during these challenging times.

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