Counseling Center

Anti-Racism Resources for Black Individuals and Communities

Black bodies matter. Black mental health matters. To our Black students, we at the Counseling Center stand with you and are here to support you in your healing process. In the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing trauma, it is normal to experience a range of emotions and reactions. You may be experiencing heartache, anger, fear, irritability, or sadness. You may feel hopeless or helpless, or question whether the White supremacist systems that govern society will ever change. You may be experiencing fatigue from White or non-Black POC friends reaching out to you about what they can do. Or perhaps you feel isolated because very few of your friends truly understand how you may be impacted by ongoing police brutality and anti-blackness. All of these reactions are normal and valid. We want to encourage you to be gentle with yourself and your body, and we want to help normalize taking care of yourself in a society that does not normalize caring action towards Black bodies. We hope that this resource list can assist you to intentionally practice self-care as well as to engage in community-care. 

Practice self-care


Watch: Emotionally Restorative Self-Care for People of Color

Watch: Street Somatics: Tips for Regulating Nervous Systems in Uprisings




Liberate Meditation App (by and for people of color)



Between Sessions

Black Girls Heal

Black Girl In Om  

Busy Being Black

Code Switch

Embrace Race


Understand the body’s response to racial trauma


Learn: (free E-course by Resmaa Menakem, trauma therapist, on racialized trauma)


Read to heal

Grief is a Direct Impact of Racism: Eight Ways to Support Yourself


If you’re interested in discovering more resources for black healing, feel free to check out this additional resource list.