Related Resources, Reading, & Podcasts
Fireflies Unite With Kea Podcast: Stories of people thriving with mental illness within communities of color.
Wellness in Color Podcast: series from National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota with the mission to reshape the cultural language about mental illness through stories.
National Organization for People of Color against Suicide
Inclusive Therapists aims to make the process of seeking therapy simpler and safer for all people, especially marginalized populations.
Online Resources and Apps:
Liberate - #1 meditation app for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community. https://liberatemeditation.com/
Between Sessions Podcast
Dear Black Boy: The Therapeutic Podcast for Black Men
Root & Grow Chats w/ Dr. Amber Thorton
The Secret Lives of Black Women
The Viva Wellness Podcast
Depressed While Black: An online community, blog, and video hub for Black mental health.
Grief is a Direct Impact of Racism: Eight Ways to Support Yourself: An article by global health professor Roberta K. Timothy.
Healing in Action: A Toolkit for Black Lives Matter Healing Justice & Direct Action: A guide by Black Lives Matter Healing Justice Working Group on preparing for action, self-care during an action, and restoration and resilience after an action.
Mental Health Tips for African Americans to Heal after Collectively Witnessing an Injustice: A self-care video by Brandon J. Johnson, M.H.S.
Racial Trauma and Self-Care in Tragedy: A resource list by University of North Texas.
Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News: A conversation between Kenya Hameed, PsyD and Jamie Howard, PhD of Child Mind Institute.
Representation Matters in Social Work: We Need More Black Therapists by Relando Thompkins-Jones
Sharing Hope: Speaking with African Americans about Mental Health an hour-long presentation that can help increase mental health awareness in African American communities by addressing a number of important topics | NAMI
The Safe Place : A minority mental health app geared specifically towards the black community.
44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country | By Zahra Barnes, Self Magazine
Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting by Terrie M. Williams
Crunk Feminist Collection by Brittany Cooper
Eloquent Rage by Brittany Cooper
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing by Dr. Joy DeGruy
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
12 Books on Mental and Emotional Health by Blackety Black Folks, a reading list by Alexander Hardy
Black Men and Depression by John Head
Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting by Terrie M. Williams
My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP
Aronson, J., Burgess, D., Phelan,S. M., & Juarez, L. (2013). Unhealthy interactions: The role of stereotype threat in health disparities. American Journal of Public Health, 103(1), 50-55.
Smith, W., Hung, M., & Franklin, J.D. (2011) Racial battle fatigue and the miseducation of black men: Racial microaggressions, societal problems, and environmental stress. The Journal of Negro Education, 80 (1), 63-82.
Multiple languages available. Mixture of information and practical exercises to manage worry and maintain well-being in these uncertain times. https://www.psychologytools.com/articles/free-guide-to-living-with-worry-and-anxiety-amidst-global-uncertainty/