Equality for All
EMH is heartbroken by the senseless acts of violence towards the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Whether or not the recent shooting in Atlanta, GA, is identified as a hate crime, these senseless acts of violence towards the AAPI community are horrific and unacceptable. With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in discrimination towards individuals and communities of Asian descent, due to anti-Asian rhetoric. In the past year, there have been almost 3,800 reported hate incidents towards the AAPI community. Regardless of race or ethnicity, we are all grappling with the stress, anxiety, and fear brought on by the pandemic. At EMH, we denounce all forms of racism, discrimination, and xenophobia. We empathize with the increase in stress and fear that many Asian Americans are experiencing and encourage those who are feeling traumatized by the recent crimes to reach out for support and help. For more information and for ways to support the AAPI community, please visit https://stopaapihate.org/.
Similarly, EMH is grieved by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless black people across the United States who have suffered for generations. With our roots firmly planted in Baltimore, we are particularly grief-stricken by the death of Freddie Gray and the harmful effects of systemic racism. Acts of ethnoviolence have enduring negative psychological effects on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). EMH strives to support social programs and community outreach initiatives to promote racial equality in all domains of life. EMH takes pride in delivering high quality mental health services supported by scientific rigor and cultural humility. We cannot fathom the depths of hardship racial trauma has caused, and we are here to learn, listen, and advocate for equality.
Black Lives Matter.
EMH condemns any form of prejudice and oppression including but not limited to racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, nationalism, xenophobia, ableism, audism, and religious prejudice. We are affirmative of neurodiversity. Learn more about EMH’s orientation to cultural humility and antiracism here.