Anti-racism + Mental Health Resources for the GHC Community

Global Health Corps
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6 min readJun 3, 2020

Anti-racism Resources



Mental Health + Support Resources

  • Resilience on the Frontlines: Resources curated in partnership with Thrive Global, Johnson & Johnson, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Free Counseling for Healthcare Workers through Give An Hour and #FirstRespondersFirst: free and confidential counseling (up to six sessions) by a Give an Hour provider independent of insurance providers
  • Free InnerHour App for First Responders: free six-month membership to InnerHour Plus for #FirstRespondersFirst’s network of first responders
  • NAMI Frontline Wellness Resources: resources tailored to healthcare professionals including techniques to build resilience, confidential and professional support, peer support, support for family members, and information on how to identify signs of a potential mental health emergency
  • The Garrison Institute Care for Caregivers: Skills for Resilience Through Meditation and Mindful Movement: this free app provides eight guided meditations led by Sharon Salzberg and Gayla Marie Styles that you can watch anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace, each between 5–6 minutes long
  • Dive in Well: Founded by Maryam Ajayi, offers digital classes on wellness practices + donation-based digital events like breathwork classes and therapy sessions aimed at centering self care.
  • PopWorks Africa’s #BlackWomeninDev community, via Facebook
  • Sista Afya: This Chicago-based, community-driven organization provides women from across the Black diaspora with low-cost group therapy sessions, workshops, and free online conversations known as Online Sista Support Groups on topics like managing the stress sparked by consuming news.
  • The Politics of Self Care and Feminism
  • Yoga with Adriene: Free yoga videos with a focus on alleviating stress and anxiety.
  • Headspace: An app that provides guided courses on meditation and stress relief.
  • Therapy for Black Girls: An organization founded by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford to combat the stigma around therapy. Resources included a podcast, a directory to connect women with culturally competent therapists, a private community Facebook support group, and free group support sessions weekly on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Circles International: Resilience coaching for social justice and health equity leaders, currently offering free resilience coaching to Black leaders working towards racial justice.
  • 7 Cups of Tea: Online services that connects you to a trained active listener for anonymous and confidential conversations.
  • BetterHelp: Therapy resource through live chats and video confrencing. Match you to a counselor that best fits your needs and objectives.
  • Breakthrough: Online therapy resource, HIPAA compliant.
  • Ginger: On-demand access to behavioral health coaching, video therapy, and self-guided content. Requires subscription.
  • Joyable: App that provides digital therapy that guides you through daily activites, and develops skills to overcome anxiety and depression.
  • Insight Timer: App to help manage sleep, anxiety, or stress.
  • Stop, Breathe & Think: Free meditations to “get your daily piece of mind.”
  • Calm: App that provides guided meditations focused on slowing down, stressing less, and living more mindful.
  • Moodgym: Interactive online program that provides games, assessments, and feedback to improve stress relief.
  • Regain: Specialized relationship counseling.
  • Sanvello: On-demand help for stress, anxiety, and depression. They also teach mindfulness and provide mood and health tracking tools. Free access during COVID-19.
  • TalkSpace: Online therapy resource, HIPAA conpliant.
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Provide free classes, advocacy and listening. Offer a 24/7 HelpLine for intimidate support.
  • Truman Group: Therapy for Americans living abroad.
  • Heal Haus: A black-led wellness space in Clinton Hill, New York. They offer daily meditations, yoga classes, facilitated therapy sessions for residence of NY, and host a variety of wellness workshops.
  • Black Female Therapists: An online directory of black female therapists (primarily US-based). Free access and option to browse by insurance plan, location, and specialty areas.
  • Melanin & Mental Health: Resource to search for “DOPE” therapists in your area who are showing up for minority communities.
  • Healing Resources for BIPOC Organizers & Allies Taking Action for Black Lives: A list of BIPOC-led resources to support healing admist action, creating a mindset for change, healing racialized trauma, and orienting for the long haul.
  • AvoCoach: A mental health and wellness coaching service based in NYC that offers free personalized coaching matches and affordable sessions for women and LGBTQ+ community.
  • Many other mental health resources, including apps, groups, call centers, podcasts, and more can be found here.

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