Asian Mental Health Program creates parent guide to help families address xenophobia, racism fueled by COVID-19

By David Limm, Assistant Director Communications, News & Media January 21, 2021

Last spring, at the Asian community health center where she works, Dr. Catherine Vuky saw the number of teenagers referred for depression or cutting related to COVID-19 start to rise.

Many were being teased and bullied about the virus, told they’re “dirty” for eating bats, she said.

“The parents were at a loss for what to say to their children to make them feel better,” said Vuky, who is also an assistant professor of clinical psychology at William James...
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