Hate Crimes and Mental Health: Strategies and Resources for Employers
Racism has a serious negative impact on mental health and with hate crimes on the rise, many employees may be experiencing increased stress and fear.
How can employers best support employees’ mental health during this difficult time and create workspaces – whether virtual or physical – that offer understanding and empathy to affected populations?
Abby Wen Wu
Abby Wen Wu supports leaders, teams, and groups to lean into uncomfortable and conscious conversations. She provides workplace training and workshops on Courageous Speaking and Intentional Listening to help people navigate conversations about mental health and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB). She speaks to organizations about her AAPI experience, hoping to create bridges between divides.
Abby works with American Psychiatric Association's Center for Workplace Mental to develop leadership communication trainings. Previously, she's worked at Deloitte Consulting, Bank of America, and YCombinator. Learn more about her work as a consultant, workshop facilitator, and speaker at abbywenwu.com.
Uyen-Khanh Quang-Dang, MD
Uyen-Khanh Quang-Dang, MD, MS is a geriatric psychiatrist at Palo Alto Medical Foundation. She received her A.B. from Harvard College, M.S. from Harvard School of Public Health, M.D. from New York Medical College, and completed her psychiatry residency and geriatric psychiatry fellowship at UCSF. Dr. Quang-Dang has served in numerous national leadership roles at the American Psychiatric Association (APA), including a 6-year term on the Board of Directors for the APA Foundation. In addition to being passionate about the well-being of older adults, their families, and caregivers, Dr. Quang-Dang is dedicated to mental health advocacy, cultural psychiatry, and promoting the leadership of women and other minorities in medicine. She co-founded VietHope, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting education for under-resourced students in Vietnam, which will celebrate its 20th year in 2022.
Loren Miller is the Executive Director of the Center for Anti-Violence (CAE) Education, where she has worked since 2017. Her work over the past 30 years has been organized around increasing understanding of and respect for human rights, at social, cultural, political, economic and civil levels, internationally and in the US. Loren’s early career was in the women’s rights and government affairs divisions of Human Rights Watch in Washington, DC and then as a Human Rights Officer with the United Nations/Organization of American States Human Rights mission in Haiti, focusing on police and prison abuse, as well as civic education. Her gender-based work ranges from providing technical assistance to a grassroots women’s cooperative in Senegal to; a study of the rise of women’s social power and the concurrent increase in domestic violence with a women’s cooperative in Ecuador as a cultural Anthropology graduate student to; leading a community planning process to develop and run Bushwick IMPACT, an early education family resource center demonstration project with immigrant moms in Brooklyn. Prior to her work at CAE, Loren served as Associate Vice President at United Way of New York City, focused on nonprofit capacity building and policy around building a economic and social safety for low-income New Yorkers. Loren has a BA in French from Brown University and has completed coursework at the University of Pittsburgh for her PhD in Anthropology. She is the extremely proud single mother of a 20-year-old son. On her time off, she can be found seeking out the natural world.