BIPOC Student Resources

Live Another Day – Black College Students Addiction & Mental Health Support
There are a variety of different factors that contribute to negative mental health within the Black community. Lack of access to care, racial discrimination, and historical trauma are a few. And because there are few medical professionals that have the resources to treat African Americans, many refuse to seek help. These are meant to help individuals find support and care for mental health when they need it.
Includes links to BLACK COLLEGE STUDENTS resources for:

  • Addiction & Mental Health Support
  • Organizations and Foundations
  • Online Platforms and Communities
  • Podcasts
  • Videos
  • Articles
  • Social Media Follows

The Steve Fund
The Steve Fund is dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. Right at this moment, there are students of color who are failing academically, suffering emotionally and/OR in some cases are facing serious risk, because population-specific factors influencing mental health are too poorly understood and not acted upon.
Are you a young person of color? Feeling down, stressed or overwhelmed? Text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will receive the text and respond to you quickly to provide support. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
The Steve Fund’s SpeakOnIt! Podcast
This podcast brings students and professionals together to discuss topics related to mental health and the challenges that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color may face during their academic and professional careers.
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) – Black Virtual Wellness Directory
Find a Virtual Black therapist, doula, yoga teacher, mediator, and much more.
Latinx Therapy
Latinx Therapy was founded in 2018 with the mission to destigmatize mental health in the Latinx community. It offers resources in the form of podcasts, courses and workshops, and wellness.
Inclusive Therapists
Inclusive Therapists center the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. They amplify the voices and expressions of Neurodivergent and Disabled communities.
InnoPsych, Inc.
Find your ideal therapist of color and boost your wellness journey with content written by and for people of color.
Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
A Directory of Mental Health Providers and Programs serving the African-American Community.
National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network
Advancing health justice by transforming mental health for queer and trans poc.
Psychology Today Directory of African American Therapists
Search for counselors or therapists by location within the United States.
Therapy for Black Girls
Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
Gustavus Adolphus College Counseling Center
Resources for BIPOC students, activist burnout, self-care, and anti-racism.
Therapy for Black Men was born from the idea that Black men and boys face unique challenges and stigmatization, and therefore need a dedicated space for seeking and finding mental health support. We’ve made it our mission to strip away that stigmatization and ease the process of finding help. By providing targeted resources and a database filled with professionals equipped to support men of color, our users can now obtain the help they need and deserve.
LGBTQ Psychotherapists of Color (QTOC)
Sand Chang, Ph.D., Darlene A. Hall, Ph.D., and Shawna Sodersten, MFT founded LGBTQ Psychotherapists of Color (QTOC) in September, 2009. QTOC is a San Francisco/Bay Area grassroots, volunteer-led group providing support, networking, leadership development, and community building opportunities for LGBTQs of Color in Psychology, Social Work, and Counseling. Members are students through professionals (licensed and unlicensed). They work in a variety of settings, including schools, nonprofit and community-based organizations, government, academia, hospitals and clinics, private practice, and consulting.
Stonehill College Counseling Services
A variety of mental health resources for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Additionally, resources on racial trauma and for allies looking to support the mental health of students of color are available.
University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center – Racial Trauma & Self-Care Resources
Eleven links to resources related to the topics of racial trauma and self-care.
California State University San Marcos Counseling Services Racial Trauma, Resiliency, and Ally Resources
Links to resources in the areas of Understanding Racial/Cultural Trauma, Healing for Black Individuals and Racial Trauma, Asian Pacific Islander and Desi American Resources, Ally Resources, Toolkits and Trainings, and Therapists and Resources.
Allegheny College IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, & Social Justice) Center
IDEAS Center is the social/emotional brave space providing support and validation of the experiences of under-resourced student populations. The center also provides a gathering place for dialogue and support surrounding the concerns of inclusion, diversity, equity, access and social justice.
NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) We Are Done Dying Campaign
As the world faces unprecedented times and new realities during this global pandemic, and incidents of hate and domestic terrorism are perpetuated leading to routine brutalization of African-Americans, the health and safety of people of color are at an unparalleled risk.
How to Be an Antiracist
Dr. Brene Brown’s “Unlocking Us” podcast with Dr. Ibrahim X. Kendi. Dr. Kendi provides an historical context for racism in America as well as ideas on how to combat racist ideas and move towards anti-racism, while sharing his own vulnerability and journey on becoming anti-racist.
Black Lives Matter
Become better informed, get involved, and take action.