Student of Color Mental Health

Mental Wellness

Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, your concerns or experiences and how you understand and cope with these conditions may be different.

South Asian Mental Health

  • MannMukti.org is a one-stop resource for South Asians to learn about and address mental health concerns with each other.

Latinx Mental Health

Latinx young adults challenge the stigma around mental illness
The Latinx Mental Health Podcast

Black Mental Health

QTPoC Mental Health

  • Rest for Resistance -Mental health and wellness resources for queer and trans people of color.
  • Mental Health in the Black LGBTQ Community– Dr. Thomas Vance, a Postdoctoral Clinical & Research Fellow at the Columbia Gender Identity Program, discusses mental health in the Black LGBTQ community, from issues to consider to finding a culturally sensitive provider

Muslim Mental Health

  • Muslim Mental Health Fact Sheet-The Institute for Muslim Mental Health shares basic mental health education and the connection between mental health and Islam. Misconceptions about mental health in the Muslim community are also discussed.
  • The Mindful Muslim– a space to have open, honest, raw conversations on mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality.

POC Parent Resources

Webinars for Families of Students of Color:
Part 1: “Family Help In Coping with Stress Fosters Success of Students of Color”
Part 2: “What to Do? Parental Support for College Students in Distress”
Part 3: “Home for the Holidays. Supporting your Student through Transitions”

Relevant Podcasts

  • You’re Pretty For A– insert ( country, skin color, religion, trait). We’re sure you’ve heard the infamous backhanded compliment and well, we’re pretty tired of it. Three women of color, Londoners. Muslim. Giving you insight issues from a perspective not often heard.
  • Code Switch- Fearless conversations about race. Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. This podcast explores how race impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between.
  • The Diversity Gap- Stories of the people most impacted by diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. What will it take to close the gap between our good intentions and the outcomes we hope for?
  • About Race– Featuring key voices from the last few decades of anti-racist activism, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge looks at the recent history that lead to the politics of today.
  • QueerWOC- Join Money and Nikeeta, two Black Queer Troublemakers, on this biweekly insurgent audio syllabus that unites, ignites, and excites the queer women of color community. QueerWOC is a space for queer women and folks of color rooted in reimagining healing, organizing, and community.
  • AfroQueer- A podcast about queer Africans living, loving, surviving and thriving on the African continent and in the diaspora. 
  • LGBTQ&A- An LGBTQ+ interview podcast.

Resources for Allies

How To Be an Ally