Unfortunately, students who are people of color can often feel their needs are not being met or that they are being asked to deny certain parts of themselves to succeed. To support POC in our community, we have compiled this list of resources.

Common Coping Strategies
Lists six common coping strategies

Racism Recovery Plan Steps
Graphic on racism recovery plan, includes Racial Wellness Toolbox

Tips for Supporting Each Other
Together we can always be better, and when we supporting the loved one

Black Lives Matter Meditations
Sound guided meditation

Liberate Meditation
Meditation app for BIPOC community

Embrace Change
Discussion of how to help children make sense of racialized violence

Emotionally Restorative Self Care
YouTube video on self-care for people of color

Discussion of self-care in relation to talking about and combating racism

Filling our Cups
Self-care ideas from the Root

Proactively Coping with Racism


Identity and Cultural Dimensions
NAMI article on culturally competent care for African Americans and list of resources

Grief is a Direct Impact of Racism
Article on anti-oppression psychotherapy and self-care tips

Recovering Emotionally from Disasters
Easy-read academic discussion on mental/emotional/behavioral responses to disasters by the APA

Best Mental-Health Apps for POC, According to Experts
Includes meditation apps, therapy apps, and a list of online mental-health resources to help you take care of yourself