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.,cultural%20language%20of%20mental%20illness.


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.



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

Decolonizing Therapy Instagram and Twitter : Resources on healing ancestral trauma compiled by Dr. Jennifer Mullan, clinical psychologist and community organizer.


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.


Melanated Social Work Instagram and podcast: Mental health resources, information, and discussions created and curated by four men of color in the social work field.


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

The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help You Deserve by Dr. Rheeda Walker

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.


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