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Mental Health Resources for Students of Color

This page provides mental health and wellness resources specifically for people of color. Many of the resources on this page address specific mental health phenomena that occur as a response to the specific experiences of Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color. This resource page was made in collaboration with Breyah Richardson and B.R.E.A.T.H.E (Black Resources at the Higher Levels of Education).

  • Between sessions A podcast from the Melanin & Mental Health platform geared toward Black and Latinx listeners
  • hey, girl  "A podcast that unites the voices of phenomenal women near and far. Created with sisterhood and storytelling in mind, author Alex Elle sits down with people who inspire her. From friends to family members and strangers, the hey, girl. guests give us a peek into their stories through candid and intimate conversations.”
  • Black Girls Heal “Black Girls Heal helps women break out of cycles of unhealthy relationships with unavailable partners and feeling not enough by combining coaching, therapeutic support, and practical tools.”
  • Therapy for Black Girls “The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly chat about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.”
  • Ourselves Black A podcast produced by Ourselves Black “a place where we own the narrative and are unapologetic about our goal: to share imagery and tell stories infused with knowledge that promotes Black mental health.”
  • Remembering Resilience "In this podcast series hosts David Cournoyer, Susan Beaulieu and Linsey McMurrin share stories of this project and of ways community members and others are “Remembering Resilience.” This podcast explores NEAR Science, Historical Trauma, and ways Indigenous communities and individuals in Minnesota are creating and Remembering Resilience."
  • Well for Culture "Well For Culture is an Indigenous wellness initiative to help reclaim health and wellness."
  • Erasing shame “Erasing shame is about having honest talk for healthy living—emotionally, relationally, mentally, and personally.” This podcast centers mental health in Asian American communities.
  • Mann Mukti: Stories of Stigma: South Asian Mental Health “MannMukti.org is a one-stop resource for South Asians to learn about and address mental health concerns with each other. MannMukti translates to “mental liberation" in Hindi. Our mission is to encourage healthy, open dialogue of mental health issues in an effort to remove stigma, improve awareness and promote self-care. Together, let’s #SpeakUp.”
  • Latinx Therapy “Break the stigma of mental health as it relates to the Latinx community. Learn self-help techniques, how to support ourselves or those around us that struggle with mental illnesses and create cultural competency for other providers working with the Latinx population.”
  • Emotions in Harmony “Learn how to live a life of fullness and how to recover your emotional harmony with Dr Carmen Roman. She will share with you current psychology by sharing herself and interviewing experts who will inspire you. Living in harmony is possible if you know the psychological effects of your emotions and how to handle them.“ This podcast is bilingual Spanish/English.
  • Nopal Kweenz “We are 3 Latina Therapists, La Luna, La Rosa, and La Sirena, unpacking mental health issues in our community one episode at a time."
  • More Podcasts:
    • Here is a list of "15 podcasts working to end the stigma in communities of color."
    • Here is a list of "5 Podcasts at the Intersection of Pride Month and the Black Lives Matter Movement."
    • Here is a list of "5 Top Podcast Recommendations for Minority Mental Health Awareness Month."
  • The Safe Space: A free app available on Android and iPhone, geared specifically towards the black community. It focuses on mental health issues in order to spread awareness and acceptance for seeking resources. Further, it hopes to remove the barriers and stigmas surrounding mental health in the black community. 
  • Liberate: “Liberate is the #1 meditation app for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community.” This app includes meditations and talks specifically geared toward experiences of Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color. It is available on Android and iPhone.
  • BEAM: Black Emotional and Mental Health “We are a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.” Check out BEAM’s mental health toolkits and resources.
  • Ourselves Black “Here you will find information about mental health promotion and positive coping as well as resources related to mental illness and treatment. We strive to provide you with relevant, current, and engaging mental health content and stories specifically routed in communities of color.”
  • HealHaus: This platform utilizes a holistic health and wellness approach to healing the black community. They offer virtual workshops, discussions, yoga, and meditation. There are fees associated with this service.
  • Therapy For Balck Men: This is a space created for black boys and men and other people of color, to provide mental health information, support and services.This website includes a series of articles and blog posts.
  • Rest for Resistance:  “Rest for Resistance strives to uplift marginalized communities, those who rarely get access to adequate health care or social support. This includes Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Pacific Islander, Asian, Middle Eastern, and multiracial persons. We also seek to create healing space for LGBTQIA+ individuals, namely trans & queer people of color, as well as other stigmatized groups such as sex workers, immigrants, persons with physical and/or mental disabilities, and those living at the intersections of all of the above.”
  • Sister Afya: A low cost community support approach to mental health and wellness. It is centered around black women’s experiences. They offer resources on how to find social support groups, how to pay for mental health services, and healing options and more.
  • Therapy for Black Girls: This an online space intended to de-stigmatize mental health, specifically for black girls and women. There are various tools such as finding a therapist, joining as a therapist, and other supportive services.
  • Melanin & Mental Health: This platform seeks to provide and cater to the mental health needs of black and Latinx/hispanic communities. It connects individuals to therapists, informative podcasts, and many other resources.
  • The Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund:  "With the barriers affecting access to treatment by members of diverse ethnic and racial groups. Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy."
  • Well for Culture: "A grassroots initiative which aims to reclaim and revitalize Indigenous health and wellness. We study and implement the lifestyle teachings of our ancestors, meanwhile incorporating new information to contribute to this ancient and ongoing chain of knowledge.  Indigenous culture has always been dynamic, and wellness is an inherent aspect."
  • Historical Trauma and Cultural Healing: This University of Minnesota Extension resource guide addresses the questions​​​​​​ "What is historical trauma? How do people and communities experience it? And how can reconnecting to cultural practices help families and communities heal?"
  • The Steve Fund: A national organization that works with colleges and universities that focuses on addressing the mental and health of black and other young people of color. Essentially, they promote programs and strategies to develop understanding and resources for assistance.
  • The Steve Fund: Crisis text support for young People of Color. To access, text “STEVE” to 741 741
  • DeQH: (Peer-run hotline for South Asian/Desi LGBTQ+)  
    • Write to DeQH and receive a response in 1-3 days
    • 908 367 3374   Thursdays, 8-10 PM Eastern (7-9 PM Central), Sundays, 8-10 PM Eastern (7-9 PM Central)