AAFSC is making mental health support more accessible in NYC — but we need your help. In addition to providingover 200 community members with mental health counseling this year, our clinicians are continuously thinking creatively about the question: How do we alleviate barriers to care and increase mental health access in immigrant communities?
Over 25% of participants in our Mental Health Counseling Program are youth. Our mental health staff help our participants cope with bullying, anxiety and depression, and the pressure felt by immigrant youth to manage multiple identities and cultural norms.
In October, we launched a weekly Arabic-language mental health support group for adult women. This is critically important now as we hold space to acknowledge how the pain and suffering of the Palestinian people is affecting the mental health of our community right here in NYC.
We are redefining what mental health support looks like in our communities. When we see the need, we create the space.
Zarin, Mental Health Clinician
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Your donation helps to overcome multiple barriers accessing mental health in immigrant communities. AAFSC is a registered 501(c)(3), therefore, your donation is tax-deductible.