Mental Health

At PHI, we’re committed to improving community health, including understanding the connections to mental health. Mental health is a public health and racial equity issue—our mental health is shaped by a myriad of factors, including community conditions stemming from systemic inequities. On both the individual and systemic levels, many strategies to improve physical and population health also can have positive impacts on mental health. Our programs research these connections; provide trainings to support people, institutions and entire communities to be better equipped in addressing mental health needs; and devise strategies to bridge the gaps between public health and mental health efforts to build healthier, resilient communities for all.

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  • 18k people reached through social media with mental health resources for Asian American youth
  • 5 hrs of mental health & trauma-informed training for Tracing Health contact tracers
  • 2k people certified in Mental Health First Aid by Cypress Resilience Project in its first year
Screenshot from video: Nafisa Fai, from PHI's Tracing Health contact tracing program, discusses the real mental health impacts of COVID-19, and how PHI's contact tracers are trained to provide intervention, support and resources to those at risk.

COVID-19 has real mental health impacts across communities. Nafisa Fai, from PHI’s Tracing Health contact tracing program, shares why PHI’s contact tracers are trained to provide intervention, support and resources to those at risk.

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