Additional Resources

The Counseling Center supports all campus constituencies through the provision of numerous self-help resources which we list below.  If you would like support for your mental health and well-being beyond what these resources can provide, the Counseling Center has services to allow for additional exploration and discussion to support your mental health needs.  In addition, we recognize that mental health can often be supported and enhanced by taking action in the world.  For more information please visit Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s Diversity Portal at: https://diversity.gatech.edu/diversity-portal

Resources for non-Black Students, Staff, & Faculty

Awareness & Education

Confronting Racism

Race, Power, and Policy: Dismantling Structural Racism

Racism Scale

 

Antiracism

Antiracism Learning Opportunities through Enrich Chicago

Disarming Racial Microaggressions: Microintervention Strategies for Targets, White Allies, and Bystanders

Talking About Race: Being Antiracist

Racism Interruptions (A Guide for What to Say)

 

General Resources for Education, Awareness, and Action Steps

Georgia Tech Black Community Support

Madness & Oppression: Paths to Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation

College Counseling Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

Harvard Implicit Bias Tests

Toolkit for Teaching About Racism in the Context of Persistent Health and Healthcare Disparities

Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide

How to Talk to Kids about Race: Books and Resources That Can Help

13th,Documentary by Ava DuVernay examining the 13thamendment of the constitution of the United States. Currently available for free on Netflix.

The Antiracist Research and Policy Center

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Riding the Second Wave of Lockdown Loneliness | Psychology Today

 

Books

On Experiences of Racism

Black Women's Mental Health: Balancing Strength and Vulnerability (1st Edition)by Stephanie Y. Evans, Kanika Bell (Editor), Nsenga K. Burton (Editor), Linda Goler Blount (Foreword)

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpowerby Brittney Cooper

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whitenessby Austin Channing Brown

The Bridge Called My Back, Writings by Radical Women of Coloredited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa

My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodiesby Resmaa Menakem

The Racial Healing Handbookby Anneliese A. Singh

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in The Cafeteria?by Beverly Daniel Tatum

The Fire Next Timeby James Baldwin

Women, Race, and Classby Angela Davis

 

On Antiracism

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestorby Layla Saad

White Rageby Carol Anderson

How to Be an Antiracistby Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

So You Want to Talk about Raceby Ijeoma Oluo

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

 

Other Community-Specific Resources

Spirituality and Religion

The Spiritual Life of College Students
A national report on the religious and spiritual patterns among college students

The Pluralism Project at Harvard University
A compilation of resources related to evolving religious diversity in America

Support for Muslim College Students
A guidebook providing resources for sources of support both on and off campus

  • https://bdwellness.com/life-areas/spiritual/ - Although this website specifically addresses bipolar disorder, this is a very good article about how religion and spirituality can be beneficial to mental wellness in general. It also acknowledges that there are some religious / spiritual beliefs and practices that can actually be harmful, and offers some guidance as to how to recognize them.
  • https://www.verywellmind.com/how-spirituality-can-benefit-mental-and-physical-health-3144807 - Very Well Mind is one of my go-to sites for easy-to-understand mental health information. This particular page is not as detailed as the BD Wellness page, but it’s broader in what it covers. Also, there are a lot of links to related articles at the bottom of the page, so a person can go as far down the rabbit hole as time and interest permits!
  • https://www.webmd.com/balance/how-spirituality-affects-mental-health - this article is a little more academic, but it has a lot of good information in it. It’s as broad as the Very Well Mind article, while also being as detailed as the BD Wellness article.

Social Class

Raising Awareness of Class Privilege Among Students
A brief primer from the American Association of Colleges and Universities on the complexity of discussing social class

Student Athletes

 

Supporting Student-Athlete Mental Wellness: https://www.ncaa.org/sport-science-institute/supporting-student-athlete-mental-wellness

 

Sport Science Institute: https://www.ncaa.org/sport-science-institute

 

First-Generation Students

 

I’m First: http://imfirst.org/

 

Students with Disabilities

 

GT Office of Disability Services: https://disabilityservices.gatech.edu/

 

Social Security Disability Resource Center (SSDRC): https://www.ssdrc.com/