If you or someone you know is feeling anxious, upset, lonely, stressed, having suicidal ideations, and/or at risk of suicide, and need support, you are not alone. We must keep talking and we must provide support to ourselves, friends, family, and community. For help, there are several resources available:
Empowering communities through citywide conversations about race and racism to challenge & change inequities.
|Advancement Project California
Advancement Project California is a multi-racial, multi-generational racial justice organization with expertise in research, advocacy, and policy.
RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed everyday people working influence political decisions to create lasting change. Resources include anti-racism reading lists, creating equitable spaces guide & more.
The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations has endeavored to inform, support, train, and mobilize people of all ages to transform prejudice into acceptance, inequity into justice, and hostility into peace.
|ADL Anti-Bias Resources for Educators and the Community
Includes tools such as: classroom tips & strategies (ways students can get involved in activism), Anti-Bias education & social-emotional learning and respectful conversation.
|Movement for Black Lives is an ecosystem of individuals and organizations creating a shared vision and policy agenda to win rights, recognition, and resources for Black people. Week of action in defense of Black lives.|
|Books to Help You Explain Racism & Protest to Your Kids|
|CA Peer Run Warm Line: 1-855-845-7415. Mondays to Fridays: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.|
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Didi Hirsch) 24/7: 1.800.273.TALK (8255), Veterans: press 1 or text 838255. Para español, oprima el numero 2.|
|Disaster Distress Helpline: 800.985.5990|
|Crisis Text Line: (24/7) Text LA to 741741|
|The Trevor Project for LGBTQ+ Youth
(24/7) Call 1.866.488.7386, text START to 678678 or Trevor Chat.
|Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Helpline
|Los Angeles County Community Resources Information Line and to Report Hate Crimes: 2-1-1|
Emotional Well Being
|CDC: Taking Care of Your Emotional Health|
|SAMHSA: Coping with Grief After Community Violence
Elevate is an inspirational living and self-care mobile application to help promote positive mental health. Free on Android & Apple devices.
Black Mental Health Alliance provides culturally competent programs that promote the health & well being of Black and other communities of color, including referrals to culturally competent clinicians for mental health treatment.
Black Girls Smile promotes positive mental health for young African American girls, including resources and referrals to culturally sensitive mental health professionals.
The Loveland Foundation – Our resources and initiatives are collaborative and they prioritize opportunity, access (therapy fund), validation, and healing for communities of color.
Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
Therapy for Black Men is a directory to help men of color in their search for a therapist.
18 Black Mental Health Therapists to Follow on Instagram for Self Care
|Youth Specific Online Resources: GritX, mindfulness apps, Nod (social connection), grounding techniques
More resources on race, racism & mental health (including organizations, books/films, articles and online support) from PsychHub.