Thanks to Dency Nelson for forwarding this info.
February 19th, 2020
BEACH CITIES DEMOCRATS:
In response to a request from Supervisor Janice Hahn, the LA County Departments of Mental Health and Public Health are increasing services and outreach to communities impacted by fear, anxiety, and discrimination associated with the Coronavirus outbreak.
The LA County Departments of Mental Health and Public Health announced plans to distribute information about Asian Pacific Islander mental health providers, educational information on anxiety, bullying, depression, and connect people in need with the 24/7 Department of Mental Health ACCESS Line. They will also distribute accurate information about the Coronavirus in order to combat the spread of disinformation about the disease.
We would appreciate your help in distributing the attached guide for coping with stress during an infectious disease outbreak. You can find a link to the guide here in English, as well as Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.
We want to stress that there is currently only one confirmed case of Coronavirus in Los Angeles County. However, residents across the County, especially in the Asian Pacific Islander community have experienced harassment, discrimination, and elevated levels of anxiety and fear because of the outbreak overseas.
Thank you so much for your help and our office will continue to keep you informed about the County’s efforts to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and address the stress, anxiety, and discrimination associated with the outbreak.
Jennifer Zivkovic LaMarque
South Bay Deputy
Office of Supervisor Janice Hahn, 4th District