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BIPOC Mental Health Resources​

Being a part of the BIPOC community comes with its own set of challenges that may impact mental health. Below you’ll find a list of resources to help you learn about and deal with the types of specific issues you may face as a BIPOC individual.

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Dealing With Racial Stress as a Black Parent

Dealing With Racial Stress as a Black Parent

The stress Black parents feel encompasses a sense of hopelessness and confusion about knowing how to protect their children and prepare them to function and protect themselves. Seeking mental health support, whether individual therapy or group therapy, can be one of the keys to processing trauma and buffering stress as a Black parent.

by: Keisha Henry, MSW, LCSW
Intergenerational Trauma: What It Is & How to Heal

Intergenerational Trauma: What It Is & How to Heal

Intergenerational trauma describes trauma affecting not just one generation, but several generations from one traumatic event. Transgenerational trauma can have lasting effects mentally if the cycle is not broken.

by: Dakota King-White, Ph.D., LPC

FAQ About BIPOC Issues

What Is Learned Helplessness?

Learned helplessness occurs when people are repeatedly exposed to trauma, and all attempts they make to fight or challenge their situation are unsuccessful, regardless of their efforts. As people continue to lose control in traumatic situations, they may begin to experience helplessness.

What Is Racial Trauma?

Racial trauma is often acquired via repeated exposure to discriminatory and pejorative situations that are displayed in the media. These traumas can be experienced individually or within communities.

How Does Racism Impact Mental Health?

Navigating a world in which your racial group is systematically and perpetually treated unfairly, threatened, harassed, and ostracized is exhausting. The effects of racism are often overlooked as they are disguised within typical presentations of mental health disorders, such as anxiety disordersdepressive disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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