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CASL’s Behavioral Health and Clinical Services (BHCS) provides quality, person-centered, and culturally competent care to help families and individuals of all ages and backgrounds achieve healthy living.

BHCS works in tandem with over thirty CASL programs and complements the efforts of existing community behavioral health programs to improve the overall health and well-being of our community. Services are offered virtually, through telehealth, or in person. While mental health challenges overwhelmingly impact Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, our services are open to all—from parents of infants to seniors and their caretakers, and everyone in between.

Our Alzheimer’s Program educates seniors and their caretakers, reducing the stigma connected to the disease by building a dementia-capable community and making it possible for older adults living with dementia to lead a high-quality healthy life.

Our Occupational Therapy Program supports adults with cognitive or physical disabilities, especially Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. Occupational Therapy combines physical and cognitive exercises so individuals can maximize their independence and participation in daily activities.

Why It Matters

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the leading cause of death among Asian American young adults ages 15-24. While some organizations already exist to address this grim, urgent issue, the problem is outpacing solutions.

The rise in anti-Asian hate, paired with the COVID-19 pandemic, has sharply increased feelings of anxiety and depression among AAPI communities, as evidenced by CASL’s 2021 Social Drivers of Health Report. From the report, we know that residents in Chinatown feel isolated, and over 40% of residents said they don’t feel safe in their own community. Mental health was identified by the report as a problem that demands a solution. Our community looks to CASL for solutions, and we have stepped up to improve the overall health and well-being of our community.

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Winnie Lam

Director of Clinical Services

Nora Chen

Behavioral Health Program Coordinator

Chunping Huang

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Demy Liu

Behavioral Health Case Manager

Adriana Padilla

Associate Director Behavioral Health

Ruby Tan

Alzheimer's Program Coordinator

Jeannie Tsui

Occupational Therapist

Jasper Yu

Cognitive and Behavioral Health Case Manager