Black and African American Students

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:

Resources for Black Students, Staff, & Faculty

Self-Care & Healing

Radical Self-Care in the Face of Mounting Racial Stress

Talking about Race: Self-Care

POC Online Classroom Resources on Self Care


Emotionally Restorative Self-Care for People of Color

Healing Justice is How We Can Sustain Black Lives

Proactively Coping with Racism

Filling Our Cups: 4 Ways People of Color Can Foster Mental Health and Practice Restorative Healing

Sista Afya - Healing Workshops

The Nap Ministry - Rest Supports Grieving

Black Girls Smile


Grief & Trauma

Grief is a Direct Impact of Racism 8 Ways to Support Yourself

BLM Practices For Moving Through Grief

Racial Trauma is Real

Racism Recovery Steps


Black and African American Mental Health

NAMI: African American Mental Health

Black Emotional and Mental Health

Melanin & Mental Health

Therapy for Black Girls


Taking Action Against Racism
Resources and activities for acting through the media or in higher education

Intergroup Resources
Activities and readings pertaining to the multiple dimensions of racism

RACE – The Power of an Illusion
PBS’s online resource to the popular video series that details the history of race in America


The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture (ISPRC) article for dealing with racial trauma.