Racial Trauma and Self-Care in Tragedy

In light of recent events, please find resources regarding help for racial and LGBTQ trauma and related issues:

Racial trauma:

Tips For Self-Care: When Police Brutality Has You Questioning Humanity and Social Media Is Enough

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/07/tips-for-self-care-when-police-brutality-has-you-questioning-humanity-and-social-media-is-enough/

Emotionally Restorative Self-Care for People of Color

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuLT_YQLGF8

The Road to Resilience

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/road-resilience.aspx

9 things you can do to help end racism

http://sociology.about.com/od/Current-Events-in-Sociological-Context/fl/9-Things-You-Can-Do-to-Help-End-Racism.htm                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

101 Ways to Take Care of Yourself when the World Feels Overwhelming: http://www.upworthy.com/101-self-care-suggestions-for-when-it-all-feels-like-too-much?c=ufb2

Racial Trauma:

https://www.wheelock.edu/Documents/About/racialtraumaisrealManuscript.pdf

Psychological Toll of Racism: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/24/magazine/racisms-psychological-toll.html

Psychological Impact of Traumatic News: http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/07/02/419462959/coping-while-black-a-season-of-traumatic-news-takes-a-psychological-toll

Impact of Racial Trauma on African Americans: http://www.heinz.org/userfiles/impactofracialtraumaonafricanamericans.pdf

Advice for White Individuals Following a Shooting of a Black Individual: http://www.justinccohen.com/blog/2016/7/6/advice-for-white-folks-in-the-wake-of-the-police-murder-of-a-black-person

Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism: http://citizenshipandsocialjustice.com/2015/07/10/curriculum-for-white-americans-to-educate-themselves-on-race-and-racism/

How White People can be Allies: http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/08/ferguson_how_white_people_can_be_allies/

Teaching and Discussion resources about Ferguson, Black Lives Matter, Racism: http://www.div17.org/resources/ferguson-mo-michael-brown-decision-resources/

Teaching about Ferguson, Do’s and Don’ts: http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/teaching_about_ferguson_do_s_and_don_ts/

Orlando shooting:

Hope to cope after a mass shooting

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx

Responding to the tragedy in Orlando: Helpful resources for LGBTQ people and allies

https://psychologybenefits.org/2016/06/14/responding-to-the-tragedy-in-orlando-helpful-responses-for-lgbtqpeople-and-allies/

Recovering emotionally from disaster

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/recovering-disasters.aspx

In the wake of the Orlando massacre: 7 ways I take care of myself during depressive episodes:

http://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/7-ways-i-find-relief-in-depression-taylor/

13 soothing books to read when everything hurts:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahgiorgis/escape-plan?utm_term=.gfZX5W00W#.dnEadjQQj

Tips to support individual and community healing:

http://www.peacockrebellion.org/resources/healingtips/

4 self-care tips after the Pulse tragedy:

http://wearyourvoicemag.com/identities/lgbtq-identities/4-self-care-tips-pulse-tragedy

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