Black lives matter. Those three words should be enough. The systemic racism and injustice in our country is unacceptable.
There are no words that can make this right.
We acknowledge that we do not have the right answers, nor do we believe that it would be appropriate for us to pretend that we do.
However, we also believe that it is important, now more than ever, to support Black communities, loved ones, and each other.
We believe in the importance of action at this time and we are committed to doing the best we can. We have compiled a list of resources to help you find or help provide support, advocate, and learn.
We will be adding to this list over the coming days and weeks. We welcome recommendations or feedback at [email protected].
Donate to or get support from organizations providing mental health resources, specifically for POC
Thank you to @jesseasparks, @healthy_ish, @halfthestory, @livinlikelarz, and our community on Instagram for compiling and sharing these accounts:
Therapy and Support Groups
- If you are looking for individual therapy, you can request a therapist who is a POC through our personalized matching process. For a higher touch match and additional referrals, please reach out to [email protected]
- The Loveland Foundation (@thelovelandfoundation) was founded by Rachel Cargle to provide resources that prioritize opportunity, access, healing, and validation for Black women and girls. Their therapy fund provides financial assistance for therapy to Black women and girls nationwide.
- NAMI-NYC (@naminyc_metro) helps families and individuals affected by mental illness build better lives through education, support and advocacy. Among its many free and accessible support offerings, NAMI-NYC offers a Black Minds Matter support group.
- Manhattan Alternative offers a database of LGBTQ, trans, kink, and poly-affirming health care providers, including BIPOC providers.
- Therapy for Black Girls (@therapyforblackgirls) is an online space dedicated to supporting the wellness of Black women and girls. The organization offers a directory of therapists and a podcast.
- Sista Afya (@sistaafya) provides sliding scale and low-cost individual and group therapy, workshops, and free online support groups. They are based in Chicago.
- Therapy for Latinx (@therapyforlatinx) offers a therapist directory, experience sharing, and resources for people who want to become mental health practitioners for the Latinx community.
- Here is a list of mental health-focused Black Instagram accounts you can follow, from Vogue.
- Ebony has created A Growing List of Black Mental Health Resources.
- Black Mental Wellness (@blackmentalwellness) provides evidence-based information and resources on mental health topics from a Black perspective, as well as training opportunities for students and professionals.
- The Black Mental Health Alliance (@black_minds_matter_) provides information resources, and a searchable directory of culturally competent mental health professionals.
- Black Men Heal (@blackmenheal) provides access to mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources to men of color.
- 55 Mental Health Resources for People of Color
- 61 Addiction and Mental Health Resources
Health and Wellness Communities
- Dive In Well (@diveinwell) is fostering a movement to work toward a more inclusive wellness industry. They offer salons, workshops, eBooks, and other programming and resources to create a more equitable wellness community.
- Healhaus (@healhaus) is an inclusive wellness space and cafe in Brooklyn that also provides online classes, including a circle of care for Black womxn.
- Named for the founder’s grandmother who created community, Ethel’s Club is a digital membership club that makes space for people of color to thrive.
- The Nap Ministry (@thenapministry) advocates for rest as a form of resistance and reparations.
- Sad Girls Club (@sadgirlsclub) is an inclusive online and IRL community dedicated to bringing women who are experiencing mental health conditions together.
- BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective) (@_beamorg) is a movement-building, training, and grant-making organization prioritizing the wellness, healing, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.
- @gurlstalk creates a safe place for people to listen and share without stigma.
- The Black Women's Health Imperative advances health equality and social justice for Black women through policy, advocacy, education, research, and leadership development.
- Spirited by Thalia: this online community was created for people experiencing an awakening of the spirit to find connection, share, and learn, on an otherwise lonely journey. This community was also created for people of color who are alternative healers or considering that field, to come together and feel seen, and appreciated for the gifts, medicine, and skill they have from their deep connection to their culture and its practices which have become more mainstream, but also more administered by their white counterparts. This is a safe space for BIPOC healers to have a community which supports them.
Follow advocates for racial justice.
- Justice for Big Floyd for more information on how you can take action to help get justice for George Floyd.
- Danielle Coke (@ohhappydani) creates doodles designed to inspire justice and encourage faith.
- Rachel Cargle (@rachel.cargle) is an educator, activist, and the founder of The Great Unlearn and The Loveland Foundation.
- Laurise McMillian (@lauriseirl), Unbothered’s Social Editor, is working on a new IGTV docuseries called Dear Black Love about creative people of color.
- Valencia Clay (@valencia_valencia) is the author of Soundless Cries Don’t Lead to Healing: A Critical Thinking Guide to Cultural Consciousness, which serves as a resource for analyzing current events surrounding race and social justice.
- Johnetta Elzie (@nettaaaaaaaa) is a queer activist, a writer and co-founder of Campaign Zero, and was also one of the leading forces behind the 2015 Ferguson protests.
- Charlene Carruthers (@charlenecarruthers) is a Black, queer feminist community organizer and writer who is deeply involved with racial justice, feminist and youth leadership development movement work.
- Adwoa Aboah (@adwoaaboah) is a British fashion model and host of the podcast, Gurls Talk, where she features different guests to talk, share, listen and take control of their lives.
- Teresa Siagatonu (@terisasiagatonu) is a queer Samoan activist and award-winning poet, teaching artist, mental health educator, and community leader from the Bay Area.
- Andréa Ranae Johnson (@andrearanaej) is the founder and director of Whole / Self Liberation who has dedicated her life to exploring, experimenting and clarifying how to do business in humanizing, liberatory ways.
- The Conscious Kid (@theconsciouskid) is creating parenting and education resources through a critical race lens.
- Layla Saad (@laylafsaad) is an author, speaker, and teacher on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation and social change.
- Céline Semaan (@celinecelines) is a designer, advocate, writer, and founder of The Slow Factory and The Library Study Hall.
More resources for action, education, and advocacy:
Donate to bail-relief funds in your community.
A resource guide from The Helm on how to fund Black women.
Fund Black-owned businesses with iFundWomen.
A guide from The Cut on where to donate to support the struggle against police brutality.
An anti-racist guide for white people (compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein).
Ways that the Asian community can show up for the Black community as allies (in English and Korean).
Share translations of Letters for Black Lives to help bridge a language gap for those wanting to discuss anti-blackness with their family members.
Take action to support the Black community with Black Tech for Black Lives.
Engage your community in anti-racist work through Everyday Feminism’s 6 Things White People Can Do to Reach Friends and Family Members to End Racism.
Educate yourself through Unlearning Racism: 15 Essential Anti-Racist Books For Your Reading List.
Support your colleagues.
Work with ReadySet to make your company more diverse and inclusive.
Track which top tech companies have spoken out in support of the movement.
Contact people who are offering to match donations with a record of your donation.
Defining racial battle fatigue, what causes it, and what the symptoms are.
How to cope with traumatic stress when trauma happens.
How viewers can address retraumatization in TV and film.
Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others by Pepperdine University.
A collection of resources recommended specifically for students of color by Psychology Degree Guide.
As an additional reminder, if you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please do not use this site. Take immediate action: here is a list of crisis resources for you and your loved ones.