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- 13 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Cope Right Now
Mental Health resources for people experiencing stress and trauma.
- 7 Cups
Feeling worried, sad, stressed or lonely? Need to talk to someone? Download 7 Cups now for FREE anonymous emotional support & counseling from trained active listeners.
- The Anxiety Coaches
"The Anxiety Coaches are not medical professionals, they're just regular people who suffer from anxiety. They welcome professionals onto their show as guests, and take listener questions. They keep the tone light, interesting and informational."
- Anxiety Slayer
Podcast covering anxiety with more technique and tools driven for tackling anxiety.
- Asian American Health Initiative
Collection of resource handouts and toolkits related to mental health and well-being for Asian Americans
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice: Tell Your Story
Hate incidents and crimes often go unreported. Report and review instances of hate experienced by members of the Asian American community.
- Asian Mental Health Project
Provides educational programming related to mental health for the Asian American community.
- Asians for Mental Health
Instagram account that provides mental health related information for the Asian American community.
- 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
To provide access to mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources to men of color.
- 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.
Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.
- The Bridge Called my Back, Writings by Radical Women of Color
Edited by Cherrrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua. This groundbreaking collection reflects an uncompromised definition of feminism by women of color. Through personal essays, criticism, interviews, testimonials, poetry, and visual art, the collection explores, as coeditor Cherríe Moraga writes, “the complex confluence of identities—race, class, gender, and sexuality—systemic to women of color oppression and liberation.”
- 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.
Find Your Calm. The goal of using Calm is to help improve your health and happiness. Calm can help with improving sleep quality, reducing stress/anxiety, improved focus, and more.
- Coping with Coronavirus Health Anxiety With Rhys & Leila
"The Heavy Mental Podcast is a podcast about mental health, wellness and personal growth." This specific episode focuses on conversations related to mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Coping with Grief and Loss
Learn more about coping with grief and loss.
- COVID-19 and Asian Communities: Where Racism and Bigotry Are Also a Health Hazard
Podcast episode from Dr. Miguel E. Gallardo.
- Crisis Text Line for Young People of Color
The Steve Fund Crisis Textile- If you are a young person of color who is feeling stressed, depressed, or anxious, please know you can text STEVE to 74141 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.
- Deep Energy 2.0: Music for Sleep, Meditation, Relaxation, Massage and Yoga
The title says it all: If voices keep you awake, look for a podcast that omits them, like this one. Each hour-long mix includes ambient sounds to induce sleep.
- Ebony's Mental health Resources by State
List of Black-owned and focused mental health resources by state as compiled by Ebony magazine.
- Esta Lista
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.
- Happier with Gretchen Rubin
"Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast."
- The Hardcore Self Help Podcast
"This is a podcast dedicated to answering your questions about mental health, anxiety, depression, relationships, sex, and life WITHOUT psychobabble."
Relaxation for stress and sleep
Think Better. Feel Stronger.
- The Hilarious World of Depression
"A show about clinical depression...with laughs? Well, yeah. Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions, yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe."
- I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
'Austin writes in breathtaking detail about her journey to self-worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice, in stories that bear witness to the complexity of America's social fabric--from Black Cleveland neighborhoods to private schools in the middle-class suburbs, from prison walls to the boardrooms at majority-white organizations."
Learn self hypnosis and relax
- Jen Gotch is OK...Sometimes
"Hi. I’m Jen Gotch and this is my podcast. It’s kinda weird, and original, and funny and honest just like me. Each week I’m gonna get in your ear, tell you about my fears, my pain, my triumphs and hopefully in the process help you become more self aware, build your own emotional intelligence and more than anything else FEEL LESS ALONE."
- Liberate: Black Meditation App
Liberate is a daily meditation app supporting the Black community in developing a daily meditation habit.
- Lizzo's Mantra
Lizzo's meditation and mantra to promote healing during global crisis
- Mantra #2 by Lizzo
Lizzo's second meditation for compassion.
- Meditation Minis
Looking for a way to calm down before you turn out the light? Episodes last about 10 minutes and take listeners through relaxing meditations about work, health, and, yes, sleep. Rather than immediately launching into the meditation, each episode starts with announcements from the host and a short intro that describes the exercise to come, which is why I prefer to start the podcast before I get under the covers.
- 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.
- Mental Health Self-Screening Tool
For better mental health.
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
“One of the most influential books of the last 20 years.”
—Chronicle of Higher Education
“Two years after Obama’s election, Alexander put the entire criminal justice system on trial, exposing racial discrimination from lawmaking to policing to the denial of voting rights to ex-prisoners. This bestseller struck the spark that would eventually light the fire of Black Lives Matter.”
—Ibram X. Kendi, The New York Times
- Not Another Anxiety Show
"A podcast for all: from the always anxious to the occasionally overwhelmed to the painfully panicked. Join your host Kelli Walker – registered nurse, Certified Health and Wellness Coach, and former agoraphobe – on an anxiety adventure. Learn what anxiety really is, why the best of us can get caught in its web, and how to move past its sticky grip."
- Not Crazy
"The mental health podcast for people who hate mental health podcasts. The show is designed to explore all facets of our mental health -- without all the psycho-babble. The hosts, Gabe and Jackie, know first-hand that people don’t generally wonder about the "state of their mental health," but might very well worry about whether or not they are crazy."
- The OCD Stories
"The OCD Stories is a show that offers hope and inspiration. I interview some of the best minds in OCD treatment and recovery to share their advice, to both entertain and educate listeners towards a healthier life."
- Ourselves Black
Provides information on promoting mental health and developing positive coping mechanisms through a podcast, online magazine and online discussion groups.
- The Overwhelmed Brain
"The Overwhelmed Brain is here to help you avoid dysfunction, handle toxic situations with grace and ease, show up authentically, and honor yourself with confidence."
- The Pandemic Project
The Pandemic Project has developed an expressive writing tool that can be used to help cope and deal with your feelings and thoughts related to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Computer generated feedback is provided based on your writing entries.
- The Psych Central Show
"An award-winning, weekly podcast that approaches psychology and mental health in a casual and accessible fashion. Listen as our hosts speak candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways."
- Quarantine Routine
" This week, the little messenger boy delivers a particularly heavy sack of listener correspondence concerning the current Corona Virus situation. George and Ollie work their way through the pile, sharing thoughts and advice on how to keep your mental health in check during uncertain times."
- Recovery Unscripted
"Recovery Unscripted brings you firsthand stories and exclusive insights from the frontlines of the opioid crisis, mental health care and addiction treatment. Powered by Foundations Recovery Network, this podcast’s mission is to share valuable wisdom and powerful stories."
- Relax & Rest
Enjoy guided meditations.
- Relaxing Nature
Sounds and spa music
- Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma
Presenting ways in which Restorative Yoga can contribute to healing emotional wounds, this book invites yoga teachers, therapists and practitioners to consider the psychological impact of ethnic and race-based stress and trauma
- Self Isolation
"As part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts, Yvette chats to Rosie Weatherley, the Information Content Manager, at the mental health charity, Mind."
- Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Really Going Through It Right Now
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.
Researcher Kristin Neff provides a variety of free self-compassion related audio tracks on her website.
- Sheltering in Uncertainty: Coping with COVID-19
Podcast episode through Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
- Sista Afya
Organization that provides mental wellness education, resource connection and community support for Black women.
- Sleep Time
Sleep Time doubles as a comprehensive sleep analysis app and alarm clock.
- Sleep With Me: A Sleep Inducing Podcast
In each episode, the narrator delivers meandering, stream-of-consciousness monologues in a monotone that recalls the most boring teacher you ever had.
- Stand Against Racism- Voting in a Time of Crisis
As part of YWCA's Stand Against Racism program, experts from ACLU Tennessee, Free Hearts, and The Equity Alliance sat down with veteran litigator and YWCA board member Charles Grant to discuss racism, voter disenfranchisement and restoration campaigns, absentee ballots, and voting in a time of crisis.
- Stop AAPI Hate
Website for reporting incidents of hate perpetrated against members of the Asian American Pacific Islander Community
- Stop Panic
Stop Panic & Anxiety Self-Help is designed to help users monitor and manage symptoms of panic. The app includes articles about panic/anxiety and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The app contains an Anxiety Thought Diary which helps users reframe and challenge negative thinking.
- Supporting the Well-Being of Students of Color by National Center for Institutional Diversity
A video toolkit for faculty, staff, and providers developed to support the well-being of students of color.
- Terrible, Thanks For Asking
"You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say "fine," so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word."
- Therapy Assistance Online
(TAO) is an interactive, dynamic, easy-to-access online program that provides support for anxiety, depression, and other common concerns. You can use TAO as it fits your around busy life...anytime, anywhere:
- Accessible 24/7
To Sign In, use your TXST email address as the Email ID and follow the prompts to log in using your Texas State credentials.
- 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.
"Award-winning psychotherapist and Harley Therapy founder Dr. Sheri Jacobson has sat on both sides of the therapist's chair. In the TherapyLab podcast, she explores people's personal insights into therapy, mental health and wellbeing."
- Tiny Leaps, Big Changes
"Tiny Leaps, Big Changes is a personal development podcast focused on exploring the day-to-day behaviors we all engage in that determine the results we gain in our lives. Hosted by Gregg Clunis, the show shares simple strategies you can implement into your life to start moving the needle towards your biggest goals."
- Welcome to Night Vale
This is a popular storytelling podcast, and its offbeat tales of conspiracies and small-town strange occurrences can help people wind down after a long day.
- What's Up?
A wellbeing phone app offering 24/7 safeguarding, wellbeing and emotional health support. All entries are anonymous with dedicated contact to your wellbeing officer(s). It's secure, confidential and non judgemental support. Whenever, wherever you need it.