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PROJECT LOTUS

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Medicine

Location

16615 NW OAKRIDGE DRPORTLAND, OR 97229 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Project Lotus destigmatizes mental health in Asian-American communities by tackling the model minority stereotype through culturally-relevant education for the community and the empowerment of voices. Project Lotus advances the movement for Asian Americans to be able to discuss, care for, and advocate mental health freely, without shame or stigma.

Description

Asian-Americans are 3 times less likely to seek mental health help, but experience some of the highest reported levels of mental distress. Mental health issues in the Asian-American community stem from community specific issues, such as immigration, war, discrimination, survivor mentality, insufficient healthcare accommodation, and culture.

We recognize these issues, and work to create a community that can be proud of Asian-American culture, while supporting one another to grow beyond the limitations of lack of mental health understanding and resources.

We provide resources from Asian-Americans, for Asian-Americans, designed to foster community while being empathetic about the root problems.

Webinars:
Free online webinars, hosted co-hosted by local professionals to address Asian-American specific topics, including stress, anxiety, sexuality and identity, all with an emphasis on Asian-American struggles with these topics.

Workshops:
Free in-person workshops catered to Asian-American culture, covering relevant topics and hosted by mental health professionals cognizant of the Asian-American community.

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