RACIAL TRAUMA SUPPORT

 

Ayana Therapy

To find mental healthcare for marginalized and intersectional communities. They aim to offer help that addresses cost, stigma, and the health care system’s lack of cultural competency, which all hinder access to mental health services. Finding a counselor one feels comfortable opening up to while of color, queer, or an intersection of both, is very difficult – and considerably more challenging for double or triple minorities.

Black Youth Helpline

National helpline for black youth and their families.

 

Black Health Alliance

The Black Health Alliance is a community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada.

Across Boundaries

Across Boundaries provides a dynamic range of mental health support and services and works within Anti-Racism/Anti-Black racism and Anti-Oppression frameworks. These frameworks address the negative impact of racism and discrimination on mental health and well-being.

 

Black Space Winnipeg 

Founded by members of Winnipeg’s Black community, Black Space Winnipeg is a grassroots organization that fosters organic dialogue on everyday experiences of being Black. 

 

Rainbow Refugee

Rainbow Refugee is a Vancouver based community group that supports people seeking refugee protection in Canada because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression (SOGIE) or HIV status. 

 

Anti-racism + racial justice-minded resources

This is a carefully curated list of anti-racism + racial justice-minded resources to help in the quest to dismantle racist patriarchy by the attorney, activist, speaker and author Rachel Ricketts. If you are new to antiracism, it is suggested starting with the links with the (***) starred resources. 

Layla Saad

Explore the work of the author, speaker and teacher Layla Saad who shares important teachings and tools for transforming consciousness, cultivating personal anti-racism practice and taking responsibility for our individual and collective healing.

Decolonizing Therapy

Educate yourself on the work of full-time Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Mullan. Her movement of Decolonizing Therapy creates a dialogue to address how mental health is deeply affected by systemic inequities and the trauma of oppression, particularly the well-being of Queer Indigenous Black Brown People of Color (QIBPOC). 

Check Your Privilege

For people to do self-exploration, visit the Check Your Privilege website and Instagram account