Resource: Mind & Body Resources

This edition of DBW's Mental Health Resource Digest features resources online and offline that can serve as great tools on your self-care journey. Whether needing a new self-care regimen to looking for mental health programming for your school or community, this list should have some goodness to offer.

Plus, we've got more! Once done here, make sure to check out these additional editions of our Mental Health Resource Digest:

Finding a Therapist + Crisis Support

Affirming Reads + Podcasts


Online Resources

DBW's 35+ Self-Care Tips

DBW's 35 Self-Care Tips. All too often, we hear about self-care, but it can be hard to know what exactly self-care can mean. In this growing list, Dear Black Women shares some of the tips we use. 

These self care tips span the following areas:

  • Art
  • Belly
  • Body
  • Mind
  • Spirit 

Peep the list and add something we're missing in the comment section!


Oprah & Deepak’s 21 Day Mediation Experience

In the 21-Day Meditation Experience, Oprah and Deepak guide you on a FREE online journey to enjoy the life-changing benefits of meditation in an easy and inspiring way. Each 21-Day Meditation Experience focuses on a unique theme, offering deep wisdom, practical tools, and refreshing insights to help you grow and evolve each day.


Insight Timer

Insight Timer is an app for meditation and mindfulness practice. Insight Timer is an alarm that times your mindfulness practice while simultaneously helping you to use your smartphone as a spiritual link to a worldwide community of meditators using “insight connect.”

DBW Recommendation: Guided meditation by Manjo Dias.


Calm

Calm is a mobile app that uses guided meditation and nature sounds to help people relax, mediate and sleep. 


offline resources

Girl Trek

GirlTrek, the largest public health nonprofit for African-American women and girls in the United States. With nearly 100,000 neighborhood walkers, GirlTrek encourages women to use walking as a practical first step to inspire healthy living, families, and communities. As women organize walking teams, they mobilize community members to support monthly advocacy efforts and lead a civil rights-inspired health movement.

Resources: Join in your city.

Plus "Harriet's Handbook 1,000 Walks to Liberate Yourself & Save the Lives of the Women You Love".


Black Girls Smile

Black Girls Smile's vision is of a society that focuses on ensuring all young African American females receive the resources and support necessary to lead mentally healthy lives.

Resources: Various programs that can be brought to schools and organizations.



The Steve Fund

The Steve Fund is the nation’s only organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.  The Steve Fund works with colleges and universities, non-profits, researchers, mental health experts, families, and young people to promote programs and strategies that build understanding and assistance for the mental and emotional health of the nation’s young people of color.  

Resources: Workshops on the following and more—

  • Transition from High School to College: Self-Care Series
  • College Experience & Persistence: Dealing with Stereotypes, Series for LGBTQ Students
  • Transition from College to Life Beyond and Careers
  • Support for Parents and Families
  • Support for Administration, Staff, and Faculty

The Jed Foundation

JED is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems. 

Resources: Programming for schools, teens and young adults, and families and communities.


The Steve Fund and Jed Foundation came together to create the Equity in Mental Health Framework: Actionable Recommendations for Colleges & Universities to Support the Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health of Students of Color. Download it below.


National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Resources: Programs include: Education Classes, Presentations, Support Groups and Outreach and Advocacy


More Resources!