Resources for Black Students

Specific Resources for Mental Health Needs of Black Students

For resources regarding mental health support for Indigenous Students, other Students of Color, and Antiracism follow this link. We have also included resources related to the Derek Chauvin trail on that page.

Addressing Racial Trauma and Racial Battle Fatigue

Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling With This Very Painful Week
Vice article with self-care tips for Black people, in response to trauma in the wake of the killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Chris Cooper, George Floyd, excessive police force against protesters, and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities.

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

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

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

Healing in Action
A Toolkit for Black Lives Matter Healing Justice & Direct Action

Stanford University
Coping with general traumatic stress.

Coping With Anticipatory Grief

Mental Health Wellness Resources for Black Students

The Steve Fund
Promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

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

Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community
Information on mental health issues within the Black community and how racism causes mental health. This resource also offers futher resources for support.

Community Healing Network
An organization whose mission is to support Black people in healing from anti-Black racism.

POC Online Classroom
Self-care and mental health care for people of color and within activist movements.

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
Toolkits and Education

Mary Ellen Strong Foundation
Directory of Black mental health therapists in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Black Mental Health Alliance
Aims to develop, promote, and sponsor trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings, and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities.

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
Support and awareness of mental health issues within the African-American community.

Black Mental Wellness
Providing access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, to highlight and increase the diversity of mental health professionals, and to decrease the mental health stigma of the Black community.

Ourselves Black
A blog with narratives of “Positive self-image, family bonds, strong communities, and a sense of security are fundamental to mental health. For black people, each has been not merely undermined but at times outright attacked by the predominant narratives in place since this country’s inception.”

44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in this Country
from SELF

Alcohol Rehab Guide
Black Americans and Alcohol

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. 

Resources for Black Women

Black Women’s Health Imperative
Aims to improve the health and wellness of Black women--physically, emotionally, and financially.

Black Girls Smile
An organization focused on promoting the mental health of young African-American women. Their aim is to normalize discussions about mental health and provide education, support, and resources promoting positive mental health.

An Open Letter to Black Women About Mental Health
Article from The Huffington Post

Resources for Black Men

Black Men Heal
Providing access to mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources to men of color.

Souls of Black Men: African American Men Discuss Mental Health

On Black Men and Mental Health
Article from The Root

Resources for LGBTQ+ Students of Color

National Queer and Trans Therapist of Color Network

Rest For Resistance
A space for support and healing 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.
 


Are we missing something? Feel free to email ageringe@gustavus.edu to suggest any additional resources.