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Systemic Racism

Mental Health Resources for BIPOC Community

In an attempt to break down all of the various and interconnected ways that systemic racism is a public health crisis, this guide also highlights a sampling of resources that focus specifically on the mental health repercussions within the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community. This page contains the following:

Books

Video Clips

Source: Newsy. (2020, June 22). Understanding Racial Trauma. YouTube. https://youtu.be/gIyp8AZV1vs

Source: AJ+ (2015, November 23).  If You're Not White It's Harder To Get Mental Health Care. YouTube. https://youtu.be/FgNaqfGTysU

Source: Vice News. (2020, August 18). We Went to a Support Group for Black People in America. YouTube. https://youtu.be/p7Z3YyHR7vs

Source:TED. (2015, February 17). How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime | Nadine Burke Harris. YouTube. https://youtu.be/95ovIJ3dsNk

Source: Vice News. (2020, May 20). The Kids Are Not Alright: The Mental Health Crisis Affecting Latina Teens. YouTube. https://youtu.be/5bovfmAZZMc

Source: Good Morning America. (2018, September 11). New generation of Asian-American women are fighting to normalize mental health treatment. YouTube. https://youtu.be/gWqvI9m-Ync

Source: Cronkite News.(2019, October 2). Native American suicide: Breaking the Silence. YouTube. https://youtu.be/ZGL4pnw2ymo

Source: CBS News. (2019, September 6).  How Migrant Children React to "Psychological Trauma" at Detention Centers. YouTube.https://youtu.be/kU6ZEzN5veE

Source: AJ+ (2020, July 25). The Criminal Justice System Has a Mental Health Crisis. YouTube. https://youtu.be/1n_YFhQRU_0

Source: AJ+ (2018, March 4). The Negative Effects Of The 'Strong Black Woman' Stereotype. YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlYSzI8fX9o

Source: AJ+ (2019, November 8). Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. How Is It Different From PTSD? YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rorgjdvphek

Source: Society for Health Psychology. (2016, June 23). Dr. Cheryl Giscombe discusses her research on health disparities and stress. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zStu1T4OAAU

Source: Psych Hub. (2020, October 5).  Racism and Mental Health. YouTube. https://youtu.be/aV4Hk4PQ4Tc

Articles

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Scholarship

BIPOC Mental Health: Podcasts and Social Media

Therapy for Black Girls

Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.

Black Gaze

Episode: Black Mental Health & Self Care

Laverne Cox

Episode: Adverse Childhood Experiences w/ Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

Doin' The Work

Episode: Anti-Racist, Anti-Oppressive Mental Health

Speaking of Racism

Episode: Healing Racial Trauma with Dr. Candice Nicole Hargons

Therapy For Black Girls

Episode: Getting Rid of Sexual Shame

Psychiatry Unbound

Episode: Transgender and LGBTQ Mental Health

QueerWOC

Episode: You're a Black Queer Therapist? Yes!

Black Girl In Om

Episode: Affirming words—and our affirming new sister circle for you‪.‬

Being Well

Episode: Institutional Racism and Traumatic Stress with Dr. Alfiee

Healing Black Women

A safe space designed to encourage & promote all forms of wellness & healing for black women.

Jenny Wang

Clinical Psychologist
Asian Diaspora*Mental Health*Social Justice
Asian American and Canadian Therapist Directories

Healing While Black

Healing ourselves and evolving the culture through real conversations.

Black Mental Health Podcast

The black mental health podcast is dedicated to understanding and unraveling the mental issues in the African American community.

Body Trauma: A Storytelling Podcas‪t

Through all types of agency and marginalization people share their body’s story. Hosted by Nia Patterson.

Naming It

 Bay Area Psychologists, Dr. Bedford Palmer & Dr. LaMisha Hill,  explore the intersections of Social Justice, Psychology, & Blackness.

Affirm

The podcast for women of color who affirm their worth, value mental health, and seek wholeness. Biweekly mental health podcast hosted by Davia Roberts, LPC (licensed in WI).

Latinx Therapy

Break the stigma of mental health as it relates to the Latinx community.

Couched in Color

This podcast hosted by Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble (Dr. Alfiee) is designed to enlighten the public and encourage dialogue on the mental health needs of youth and young adults of color.

 

Good Ancestor with Layla Saad

In this episode, psychologist and educator, Dr. Mariel Buquè speaks about breaking the chains of intergenerational trauma.

Ourselves Black

A weekly podcast that speaks with black mental health experts while also providing a glimpse into the mental health journeys of others.

Truth Be Told

Episode: No More Shame

Gentler: Practical Self-Care

Episode: A Message to non-Black people + Self-care for Black Peopl‪e.‬

Black History Year

Episode: The Psychological Effects of White Supremacy

Loveland Foundation

Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls.

Cultivating H.E.R. Space

Dr. Dominique Broussard, a college professor and psychologist, and Terri Lomax, a techie and motivational speaker,  initiate authentic, uplifting conversations for the Black woman.

Young and Indigenous

YAI podcast is an attempt to preserve our culture, learn our language, and inspire future generations of youth to believe in and develop their authentic voices.

Asians Do Therapy

Conversations with Asians and Asian Americans on both sides of the couch.

National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network

The National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network is a healing justice organization that actively works to transform mental health for QTPOC.

Decolonizing Therapy

Dr. Jennifer Mullan

We Live Here

Episode: Uprising Mental Health

Between Sessions

Two brown chicks changing the face of therapy on both sides of the couch.

Well for Culture

Much like a ceremony, a song, a story, or an activist movement, Well For Culture is at once a space, a place, a group of people, and an evolving idea.

Fireflies Unite with Kea

T-Kea Blackman is a mental health advocate and communications professional. She’s the founder of Fireflies Unite, a mental health media and communications start-up company.

Asian Mental Health Project

Educate. Empower. Advocate.
*not a replacement for therapy*

The Nap Ministry

We are deeply influenced by Black Liberation Theology, Womanism/Womanist Theology, Afro Futurism, Reparations Theory, Somatics and Community Organizing

Black and Embodied

Alishia McCullough (she/her)

Licensed Mental Health Therapist

All My Relations

All My Relations is a team of folks who care about representations, and how Native peoples are represented in mainstream media.

Balanced Black Girl

 Tune in for approachable health, self-care, personal development, and well-being advice from Black women wellness experts.

Harriet's Apothecary

Black healers collective creating spaces where Black, Indigenous, POC can remember & restore our individual & collective power, aliveness & wholeness.

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
BEAM is a movement dedicated to creating a world where there are no barriers to Black healing.

Latinx Mental Health Podcast

This is the Latinx Mental Health Podcast where we talk to therapists, researchers, artists, activists, and students about their experiences in the intersections of mental health and Latinx identity.

Soften by Systa Afya

Low-cost community mental wellness services centering Black Women in Chicago since 2017.

Latinx Therapists Action Network

A national network and online platform centering the healing of Latinx migrant peoples and movements.

Our Mental Health Minute

Tune in as Ri and CT take you beyond their one minute videos to more in depth mental health topics relevant to all of us!

Mental Health Mukbang

Asian Mental Health Collective podcast where we try to break down big mental health ideas into easily digestible sound bites.

Self Care

Hotlines, Advocacy Groups and Tool Kits related to BIPOC Mental Health