It has been an extremely difficult past week for the Black community, and we refuse to be inactive bystanders.
We understand how overwhelming and difficult it can be to constantly see the graphic images and videos of police brutality and racial oppression flooding the news, so we have compiled a list of mental health resources that may be helpful, as well as ways to help fight racial oppression and take action in your own communities.
7 Mental Health Resources for BIPOC
1. Free Therapy Resources:
2. "The Safe Place" App: Designed to support Black people's mental health and includes information about mental illnesses, police brutality and self-care tips
3. Contact a Therapist of Colour
4. Liberate Meditation App: Created by and for BIPOC
5. Follow Vice's Self-Care Tips
6. Ethel's Club: Offers free Healing & Grieving group sessions for the Black Community
Ways You Can Take Action to Support BIPOC
1. Sign a Petition
- Justice for George Floyd
- National Action Against Police Brutality
- Movement for Black Lives
- Mandatory Racial Bias Test
2. Donate to Different Causes
- To the Victims - George Floyd Memorial Fund
- To Organizations - Reclaim The Block
- To Black Owned Businesses - Rebuild The Block
- To the Protestors - Gas Mask Fund
3. Stream this Video
- 100% of the revenue from the video goes to various BLM organizations
4. Write to Politicians to Demand Justice
5. Show Up To Your Local Protest
Ways to Educate Yourself on Anti-Racism
- Black Feminist Thought - Patricia Hill Collins
- Me and White Supremacy - Layla F. Saad
- Heavy: An American Memoir - Kiese Laymon
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
- White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism - Robin Dianglo, PhD
- Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Beloved - Toni Morrison
- Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge
- So You Want To Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oulo
- The Color of Law - Richard Rothstein
- Sister Outsider - Audre Lorde
- How to be an Antiracist - Ibrham X. Kendi
- The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin
- Just Mercy - Bryan Stevenson
- 1619 - NY Times
- About Race
- Seeing White
- Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
- Code Switch
- The Diversity Gap
- Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
- Pod for the Cause
- Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)
- The Combahee River Collective Statement
- 13th (Netflix)
- Americon Son (Netflix)
- See You Yesterday (Netflix)
- If Beale Street Could Talk (Hulu)
- The Hate U Give (Hulu)
- Black Power Mixtape
- Fruitvale Station
- I am Not Your Negro
- Just Mercy
- The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
- Green Book
- When They See Us (Netflix)
- Dear White People (Netflix)
- Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
- Hidden Figures
- The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
- What can I do to support POC in my community?
- What are my local politicians' policy on ending police brutality?
- When was I taught about race and culture?
- How can I help fight to end racial discrimination and systematic oppression?
- How can I use anti-racist knowledge to change and progress conversations with friends, family, and peers?
- How can I be actively anti-racist instead of simply "not racist"?
- What do I want to learn more about?
If there are any other links or resources we missed, please share them in the comments below!