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Racial Justice Resource List

This is a list that we, as therapists at Being, have put together and use internally; and which we think could be helpful in contributing to and continuing the discussions around race and justice. It’s intended as a guide to learning, to broaden awareness of resources, and to offer support to those who are committed to dismantling racism and white supremacy and supporting the BIPOC community.

BIPOC Mental health networks/Organizations/Collectives: 

Inclusive Therapists – “…Together, as mental health professionals from diverse disciplines and life stories, we actively confront and dismantle inequity and systemic oppression.” (From Core Values)

14 Organizations and People Working to Support BIPOC Mental Health During the Coronavirus Crisis This is an awesome list of nonprofits, agencies, online communities, and therapists that support BIPOC mental health. 

QTPoC Mental Health Doc  – Intersectional Mental Health Concerns of LGBTQ & POC Communities 

Multicultural Mental Health Resources – Augsburg University Center for Wellness & Counseling

 

BIPOC Mental health provider referrals: 

Cassandra Sawyer, MA, ATR-P, RYT200 Root to Crown Healing and Wellness, LLC

Leisha Suggs, MS, LMFTEdges Wellness Center, LLC

Lola Osunkoya, MA, LPCCNeither/Both LLC, A Safe Space to Explore Complex Identity

 

Books

Anti-Racism Booklist– Comprehensive Booklist

Is Marriage for White People? by Ralph Richard Banks

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

The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander

My Grandmother’s Hands, Resmaa Menakem

White Fragility, Robin Di’Angelo

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

Films

Nine Documentaries About Black Lives That White People Should Be Watching Right Now.

13th (Netflix)

The Kalief Browder Story (Netflix)

The Night Of  (This is fictional but as someone who has worked in jails, I think it illustrates perfectly how our system harms people) (HBO)

 

Web series/Podcasts/Trainings

“Talking About Race” Web PortalNational Museum of African American History and Culture

 

Readings for therapists

Resmaa Menakem ‘Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence’

Applying Susan Silk’s “Ring Theory” to racialized grief

An Invitation to White Therapists

 

Local business/Donations sites

Reclaim the Block – Working doc of sites currently receiving donations and support. 

Twin Cities Black-Owned Businesses

Self Care/Personal sustainability

A Nervous Wreck’s Disabled Guide to Stepping Up

Insight Timer App – Guided Meditation

Health Journeys Guided Imagery – Belleruth Naperstek (These are also available on most music streaming platforms)

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*This is a partial list. It is not intended to be exhaustive nor do we claim to know the “best” resources. We are ever open to add to this list, should one have suggestions. To do, please contact info@being-therapy.com.