Resources for BIPOC Students and Anti-Racism Materials

The Counseling Center staff is committed to engaging in regular, ongoing self-reflection and continuing education regarding systemic racism. This page includes auxilary resources to promote the wellbeing of students who are Black, Indigenous, and/or Persons of Color (BIPOC). We have included materials on Anti-Racism here as well.

We are also excited to welcome two new therapists to our team as Multicultural Specialists: Monica Mikhaeil, MA, LPC, NCC and Deja Jackson, MS, LPC. When scheduling an appointment with us, you are always welcome to request a specific therapist. Contact us at or (507) 933-7027.

Monica and Deja are also running a new support group called BIPOC Minds Matter. This group is a confidential, safe and supportive space for BIPOC students to gain connections with others through shared experiences of racism and discrimination. We hope to increase and provide sustainable feelings of empowerment through liberating and validating conversations. The group begins October 8th and meets on Thursdays at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
Meetings will be held over Google Meet at this time. If you are interested in this group, please fill out this form to be emailed a meeting link. For further questions, contact Monica or Deja.

Resources for Black Students

We have created a unique page for these resources for Black Students.
Follow this link to find the page.

Resources for Indigenous Students

A space of connection and support for Native Youth.

SAMHSA Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center
Mental health resources specific for American Indian and Alaskan Native needs.

Resources for Students of Color

The Steve Fund
Mental health resources for students of color.

Online Counseling Program Blog: Mental Health Resources for Young People of Color
Organizations, digital resources and videos, support groups, and therapy directories to help support the mental health of young people of color. This resource also provides a list of instagram accounts of mental health educators, therapists of color, and community support pages. 

55 Mental Health Resources for People of Color
By Online MSW Programs

Racial Battle Fatigue: What is it and What are the Symptoms?
Article from The Medium

Filling our Cups: 4 Ways People of Color can Foster Mental Health and Practice Restorative Healing

Racial Trauma Toolkit from Boston College Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture

Latinx Students

Programs, initiatives, and resources for Latinx behavioral health.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Information about mental health among Latinx/Hispanic persons.

Latinx Therapy
Resources for mental health and therapy for Latinx persons.

Therapy for Latinx
Latinx Therapist Finder

LGBTQ+ Students of Color

National Queer and Trans Therapist of Color Network

Rest For Resistance
Articles written for queer persons of color by queer persons of color.

Trans Lifeline (877) 565-8860
A hotine and non-profit organization "offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis - for the trans community, by the trans community". Callers can connect with support staff who speak Spanish.

Anti-Racism Resources

Supporting a Peer Experiencing Overt or Implicit Bias

Confronting Predjudice: How to Protect Yourself and Others

What riding my bike has taught me about white privelege
An article from Quartz on the topic of white privilege.

Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources

Anti-Racism Resources

The Trauma of Racism
An article from the McSilver Institute with information about traumatic impacts of racism.

Showing Up For Racial Justice
Provides resources for educating participants in how to take “action for movement building for solidarity and social justice.”

Obama Foundation: Anguish and Action
Educational resources to help “create a more just and equitable world”.

The CUT Article: 13 Books You Should Read About Black Lives

How to Be Anti-Racist: A Social Worker's Perspective

Are we missing something? Feel free to email to suggest any additional resources.