Racial Trauma, Racial Violence, & Antiracism Resources
Below is a collection of resources compiled by the Counseling Center for use by the Texas State University community.
The Steve Fund Crisis Textline- If you are a young person of color who is feeling stressed, depressed, or anxious, please know you can text STEVE to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.
Intersectionality Matters! (podcast)
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM): Group aimed at removing the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. They do this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts.
Black Men Heal: Limited and selective free mental health service opportunities for Black men.
Black Mental Health Alliance: Provides information and resources and a “Find a Therapist” locator to connect with a culturally competent mental health professional.
Black Mental Wellness: Provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, as well as training opportunities for students and professionals.
Brother You’re on My Mind: An initiative launched by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and NIMHD to raise awareness of the mental health challenges associated with depression and stress that affect African American men and families. Website offers an online toolkit that provides Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapters with the materials needed to educate fellow fraternity brothers and community members on depression and stress in African American men.
Ebony's Mental Health Resources by State: List of Black-owned and focused mental health resources by state as compiled by Ebony magazine.
Henry Health: Provides culturally sensitive self-care support and teletherapy for African American men and their families. Currently in pilot program available only to residents of MD, VA and DC. Residents of other states can join their waiting list and will be notified when Henry Health is available in their state.
Melanin and Mental Health: Connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. Promotes the growth and healing of diverse communities through its website, online directory and events.
Ourselves Black: Provides information on promoting mental health and developing positive coping mechanisms through a podcast, online magazine and online discussion groups.
POC Online Classroom: Contains readings on the importance of self care, mental health care, and healing for people of color and within activist movements.
Sista Afya: Organization that provides mental wellness education, resource connection and community support for Black women.
Therapy for Black Girls: Online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. Offers listing of mental health professionals across the country who provide high quality, culturally competent services to Black women and girls, an informational podcast and an online support community.
The Steve Fund: An organization dedicated to supporting the mental health and emotional well-being for students of color. Also offers a Crisis TextLine.
Unapologetically Us: Online community for African American women to seek support.
Young, Gifted, @ Risk, and Resilient: A video toolkit developed to support the well-being of students of color
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
Antiracist Toolkit for Teachers and Researchers
Detour-Spotting for White Antiracists
Disarming Racial Microaggressions: Microintervention Strategies for Targets, White Allies, and Bystanders
Expressive Writing Prompts to Use if You’ve Been Accused of White Fragility, Spiritual Bypassing, or White Privilege
Harvard Implicit Bias Test
How to Talk to Kids about Race: Books and Resources That Can Help
How Well-Intentioned White Families Can Perpetuate Racism
Resources for Educators Focusing on Antiracist Learning and Teaching
Talking About Race: Being Antiracist
Toolkit for Teaching about Racism
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
How to Be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Dr. Robin DiAngelo
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Esta lista incluye recursos del contexto estadounidense, latinoamericano y español ya que el racismo es un tema global y no exclusivo a los Estados Unidos. Estos recursos incluyen temas sobre las comunidades negras y los pueblos originarios. Lista compilada por la Dr. Gabriela Kovats Sanchez.
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
The Bridge Called My Back, Writings by Radical Women of Color edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa
My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma (for yoga instructors, therapists, and practitioners)
Disclaimer - These resources are not a replacement for therapy. Please seek treatment from a licensed mental health professional. The Counseling Center does not endorse content expressed in these resources and they are to serve as self-help resources only.
Portions of this resource webpage were compiled with permission from UIC Counseling Center.