I have seen many lists in response to recent events in the U.S.
Some highlight accounts/voices, to amplify Black voices.
Others share mental health resources for the Black community.
Lists also share educational tools (books, movies, shows, podcasts) to help educate people on topics related to racism.
Below, I have gathered several of the lists to put them all in one place. I hope this is helpful to someone!
Mental Health Resources for Black Community:
The first resource is a multi-page, really comprehensive resource!
- “Resources for Black Healing” PDF:
- A compilation of resources including mental health resources, self-care and healing tips, information on racial trauma, and informative articles. Gathered by Micalah Webster, MSW/MHSA.
- The Mighty Site: article lists resources:
- Includes resources for free therapy, how to find a therapist of color, apps, and local mental health resources.
- Check out free therapy resources:
- Coping with Race-Related Stress
Instagram Accounts to Follow:
Resources & accounts to check out:
- Events and resources
- Mental health resources for 1st and 2nd generation immigrants
- Tips, support, and info
- Mental health resources & supportive messages
- WOC driven mental health community
Convos with Kids:
NYT List of Kid’s Books on Racism: “These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids”- Divided by Age Categories
Book & Additional Recommendations:
Recommendations for Viewing:
- Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap
- Time: The Kalief Browder Story
- When They See Us
- Who Killed Malcolm X?
- Dear White People
- Fruitvale Station
- Seven Seconds
- Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C. J. Walker
- LA 92
- Anne with an E
- She’s Gotta Have It
- 12 Years a Slave
- The Innocence Files
- Training Day
- American Son
- Trigger Warning with Killer Mike
- Coach Carter
- Black Lightening
- All American
- Family Reunion
- OITNB- Season 4 & 5
- Trial by Media- Episode 2 & 3
- Mindhunter- Season 2
- Patriot Act- Season 4 Episode 6
- 100 Humans- Episode 4
- Freedom Writers
- Get Out
- Django Unchained
- I Am Not Your Negro
- The Hate U Give
- Hidden Figures
- The Green Book
- If Beale Could Talk
- Just Mercy
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