Our Statement On Violence Against the APPI Community and Women
When we witness or experience hate, it can make us feel like we are all alone. At Clifford Beers, we condemn the recent acts of anti-Asian hate that have steadily increased in our nation since the beginning of the pandemic. We mourn the six Asian women and two white women whose lives were lost in Georgia. We stand in solidarity and support of the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. There are many vibrant Asian cultures represented in Connecticut, and they deserve to feel welcomed and safe.
In our home of New Haven, we have also seen a growing increase of crime against women, including the deaths of Alessia Mesquita, Dwaneia Turner, and Rachael Shaw-Rosenbaum, who died by suicide. For as long as racism and sexism exist in our world, they will continue to negatively impact people's lives and tragically play a role in loss of life. We at Clifford Beers understand that mental health is vitally important to help heal from--and prevent--these tragedies from happening again. These events affect our New Haven community at large. If you are grieving, we are here for you.
Call us at 844-TALK-4CT to speak with one of our compassionate listeners for free. Let us help. You are not alone.