NAPA and NAAPIMHA Continue Mental Health Initiative Partnership
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
20 August 2015
CONTACT: VIgor Lam | Director of Public Engagement (NAPA)
Denver, CO – The National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association (NAPA) and the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) has renewed its partnership to bring mental health education and awareness to Asian and Asian American students on college campuses for the 2015-2016 year. Through the Friends DO Make a Difference initiative, collegiate chapters of NAPA will have access to programming and resources to promote mental health, reduce stigma, and encourage help-seeking in a community that may face cultural and language barriers when accessing treatment.
The campaign continues to include materials with imagery and messaging targeting the APIA student audience. The two partnering organizations will be continuing its Mental Health Summit in Boulder & outreach initiatives in Atlanta, as well as expanding its outreach to campuses in Los Angeles and San Francisco. In addition, the partnership will continue to present and facilitate workshops at regional/national conferences focusing on APIA empowerment and mental health awareness.
NAPA serves to advocate the needs of its fourteen member Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) inter/national fraternities and sororities and provides a forum to share ideas and resources within its members.
NAAPIMHA’s mission is to improve the mental health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders living in this country.
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