Mental health conditions are increasing worldwide. There has been a 13% rise in mental health conditions and substance use disorders in the last decade. In a 2021 study, nearly half of Americans surveyed reported recent symptoms of an anxiety or depressive disorder, and 10% of respondents felt their mental health needs were not being met. Rates of anxiety, depression, and substance use disorder have increased since the beginning of the pandemic. Among the Asian American community, there has been a 40% increase of anxiety and depression since the pandemic.
A-List Communication introduced CalHOPE through interviews on CrossingsTV:
1) Crisis Counselor of Community Health for Asian Americans, Julia Chen, in January 2022, and
2) Carol Wang from a mental health association from the Chinese community in May 2023 during the Mental Health Awareness Month of May.
CalHOPE is a state program, led by the California Department of Health Care Services, that provides behavioral health crisis counseling programs to states, tribes and communities in need. The program provides resources and information to help people manage stress and find solutions during difficult times. CalHOPE uses public health solutions to connect people in need with services that are right for them. The CalHOPE website (CalHOPE.org) provides information to support mental health and can connect people to resources to get help and manage their stress.