Coping with Recent Events
CAPS Statement Against Racism and Police Brutality
We at CAPS join others across the nation in rage and grief over the violent deaths of many black and brown lives in a relentless series of violence and brutality across various parts of the country. We condemn any form of hate and we stand in solidarity with all members of our community who are affected by racial violence.
We recognize the detrimental impact that racism and any form of prejudice and discrimination have on mental health and well-being. It’s okay to acknowledge the pain you’re feeling, disconnect and take time to help ourselves and the people around us. We are here to support you. We can join you in processing how systems of oppression and traumatic events impact your emotions, beliefs, and identities, and we can also help you connect to community resources.
We call upon everyone, especially those who hold unearned power and privilege, to take up the responsibility to fight against systemic racism and oppression.
Coping with Racism-Related Stress and Trauma
- Coping with Violence, Trauma & Tragedy from JED Campus Foundation
- Coping with Racism-Related Stress from University of Illinois
- Community Healing Network: Healing in the Face of Racial Trauma
Self-Care for People of Color after Psychological Trauma
- Radical Self-Care in the Face of Mounting Racial Stress
- Support Resources for People of Color & Native Folks from Simmons University
- Self-Care Tips For Black People Who Are Struggling With This Very Painful Week (Vice)
- Black Mental Wellness
- Ourselves Black Information on promoting mental health and developing positive coping mechanisms through a podcast, online magazine and online discussion group
Surviving & Resisting Hate: A Toolkit for People of Color
- The Association of Black Psychologists - Family-Care, Community-Care and Self-Care Tool Kit: Healing in the Face of Cultural Trauma
- Black Lives Matter Meditation for Healing Racial Trauma and Ally + Accomplice Meditation for Cultivating an Anti-Racist Mindset by Dr. Candice Nicole Hargons
- APA Society for the Psychological Study Of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race Healing Through Social Justice Resources
- APA Society of Counseling Psychology Social Justice Resources
- National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA) Advocacy in Actions
- Boston University Racial Trauma Toolkit
- How to be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
- Understanding White Privilege by Dr. Frances Kendall
- Me and White Supremacy Workbook
- So You Want to Talk about Race
- 20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now
- 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
- NYU The Trauma of Racism
- Video on the social determinants of toxic stress, specifically race and ethnic toxic stress
Black Mental Health Directory
- Association of Black Psychologists Directory
- Inclusive Therapists
- Ebony's Mental Health Resources by State. (Directory complied by Ebony magazine)
- Therapy for Black Girls
- National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
- Psychology Today Directory of African American Therapists
- Therapy for Black Men
- Melanin and Mental Health Connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities.
- Black Mental Health Directory (Local directory of Chicago-area providers).
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