Hate Crimes Are Taking A Toll On Asian Americans’ Mental Health

Congress Asian Hate Crimes
U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., center, is joined by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer D-N.Y., at a news conference to discuss an Asian-American hate crime bill, Monday, April 19, 2021, in New York. "For more than a year, the Asian American community has been fighting two crises — the COVID-19 pandemic and the anti-Asian hate," said Meng. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) / Associated Press
Congress Asian Hate Crimes
U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., center, is joined by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer D-N.Y., at a news conference to discuss an Asian-American hate crime bill, Monday, April 19, 2021, in New York. "For more than a year, the Asian American community has been fighting two crises — the COVID-19 pandemic and the anti-Asian hate," said Meng. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) / Associated Press

Hate Crimes Are Taking A Toll On Asian Americans’ Mental Health

An anti-Asian hate crime bill passed in the Senate Thursday is a response to the surge of violence and racism against people of Asian descent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reset speaks with a researcher who studies how racism, hate and violence are affecting the mental health of Asian Americans.

GUEST: Anne Saw, associate professor of clinical-community psychology at DePaul University