Anti-racism + Mental Health Resources from/for the GHC Community

Global Health Corps
Jun 3, 2020 · 6 min read

Anti-racism Resources

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Mental Health + Support Resources

  • 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.

Global Health Corps (GHC) is a leadership development organization building the next generation of health equity leaders around the world. All GHC fellows, partners, and supporters are united in a common belief: health is a human right. There is a role for everyone in the movement for health equity. To learn more, visit our website and connect with us on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook.

Read GHC’s statement Global Health Equity *Still* Requires Racial Justice.

Have suggestions of resources to add? Email brittany@ghcorps.org.

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