Coping and Wellbeing

Insight Timer: #1 app for sleep, anxiety, and stress (free)

A free website and app with lots of guided meditations

https://insighttimer.com/

Meditation app designed for and by people of color

https://liberatemeditation.com/

Families Supporting a Loved One

 

Resources for Families Coping with Mental and Substance Use Disorders, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA).

https://www.samhsa.gov/families

Coping With Anticipatory Grief

Verywell Health

https://www.verywellhealth.com/coping-with-anticipatory-grief-2248856

Don't Let The Pandemic Winter Get You Down: 9 Creative Ways To Socialize Safely

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/01/01/950092678/dont-let-the-pandemic-winter-get-you-down-9-creative-ways-to-socialize-safely

5 Science-Backed Strategies to Build Resilience

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/five_science_backed_strategies_to_build_resilience

The Missing Ingredient in Self Care - TedX talk by Portia jackson-preston

https://youtu.be/Eupk56SG76M

And here is Portia's website: http://www.portiajackson.com/

Self Care as a Tool for Liberation

 

A TEDx Talk by Malebo Sephodi

The burdens and pressures to have it all while neglecting self can lead to a total meltdown and lead to the self becoming less productive and ineffective. Self­care, when guilt is removed, is not a selfish pursuit but the very tool that can be used to liberate women which automatically feeds in to productivity and longevity for the social, political, economic and mental participation of women in South Africa.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja4CE4s9gj4

Psychology Today blog post on radical self-care in the context of racial stress

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/healing-through-social-justice/201911/radical-self-care-in-the-face-mounting-racial-stress

Tara Brach: Resources for Self-Compassion And Compassion for Others

https://www.tarabrach.com/compassion-others-self/

Resources on RAIN (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture) - A tool for practicing mindfulness and compassion

Tips on Empathic Listening

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PzCS4th9wHogplBUQMKiRHdq77B_0ke_WhnxNJQjDq0/edit?usp=sharing

Ideas for Staying Socially Connected 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_W12kf9p5jQO-cnCRzLDxbRHpejLr-vKv7hkocmwB1I/edit?usp=sharing

5 Star Family Enhancement Plan - Association of Black Psychologists

https://ibw21.org/covid19-articles/association-of-black-psychologists-covid-19/

COVID-19 and Aging Related Resources

https://www.apa.org/topics/covid-19/aging

Vice article on self-care for Black people in the context of current racism-based violence

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/g5pgmq/self-care-tips-for-black-people-struggling-from-painful-week

Therapy resources, podcasts, and blogs about Black mental health

https://ourselvesblack.com/

Suffolk mental health resources for students of color

https://www.suffolk.edu/-/media/suffolk/documents/student-life/health-and-wellness/resources/mh-resources-for-students-of-color_pdfdsgn.pdf

 

Racial Trauma Toolkit from ISPRC at Boston College

https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/lynch-school/sites/isprc/isprc-advisory-board.html

 

Blog posts about coping with anxiety and racism for Black Americans

https://www.anxiety.org/black-americans-how-to-cope-with-anxiety-and-racism

 

https://www.anxiety.org/black-americans-racism-anxiety-barrier-to-mental-health-care

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