Self-Care and support for Black and POC members

A list of external resources and information around supporting yourself and/or your friends

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Self-Care & Support | Black Lives Matter

People's experiences of mental health differ based on their lived experiences and the MHF recommends culturally appropriate treatment and interventions for BAME* individuals which is why we're highlighting tailored support and services alongside those readily available within the University, locally, nationally and internationally.

 

The damaging psychological impact of constantly having to explain racism | Metro

Experiencing racism in your day-to-day life has a heavy and accumulative impact on your social, mental and emotional wellbeing.

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Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling With This Very Painful Week | Vice

If images of Black suffering have left you feeling sad and angry and overwhelmed, here are some things you might do to get a tiny bit of relief.

Read

 

The Safe Place App

"The Safe Place" Is a Minority Mental Health App geared towards the Black Community.

Download

 

Therapy for Black Girls Blog & Podcast

So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevents Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. This space was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant.

Find out more

 

Rest for Resistance Blogs

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.

Find out more

 

Black Lives Matter Resources via Justhealing Wordpress

  • Practices for moving through grief | Read
  • Emotional and physical safety in protests | Read

 

*It is important to note that BAME is a term that covers a wide range of people with a very diverse range of needs. Different ethnic groups have different experiences of mental health problems that reflect their culture and context.

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