GNCA is working with the Davidson County branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to encourage our members to take an anonymous survey assessing the mental health needs of Middle Tennessee’s East Asian community.
The survey, entitled Davidson County Asian American Community Needs Assessment, follows a November 2 online seminar on mental health knowledge, prevention, and treatment, co-hosted by GNCA and NAMI. Both the seminar and the survey were motivated largely by the Covid-19 pandemic and recent increase in anti-Asian hate violence.
The survey runs November 8-22, so there are only a few days left to make your voice heard. Remember, the survey is completely anonymous.
Below is additional information from NAMI about the survey and its purpose:
This survey addresses the largest Asian subgroups and Pacific Islander populations residing in Davidson County. However, we welcome all voices who identify as Asian American or Pacific Islander. We hope this survey will improve stress-related healthcare services delivered to the Asian American community. Your voice can help local healthcare organizations provide services with cultural considerations. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and anti-Asian hate violence, it is more important than ever for healthcare organizations to meet stress management needs through community outreach, services, and partnership.
Thank you for your participation. Please feel free to encourage all of your Asian American or Pacific Islander family members, friends, and colleagues to take it as well. Results of the survey will be shared in early 2022.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest peer-to-peer organization serving persons with mental health issues and their families. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy. NAMI works to educate the public about mental illness, eliminate the stigma of mental illness, and advocate for increased funding for research into the causes and treatment of mental illness.