“Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Championed by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion with the support of UConn SHaW’s Diversity, Health Equity, and Inclusion committee, and other diversity champions across the university, this listing will continue to be updated as resources are identified. Please feel free to circulate this information on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.
Last Edited 7-14-2021
UConn Student Support
For health and wellness resources, visit UConn Student Health and Wellness (SHaW)
For mental health consultation and support, visit UConn Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) Mental Health
Students can schedule a free brief appointment through the online scheduling "drop-in" option.
Please note: This option is not for students in crisis.
If you are currently facing a mental health crisis, please visit Crisis Support at UConn Health.
You can also visit the Cultural Centers and Programs for access to affinity-based community building. Feel free to drop in to their office hours
Community Resources Guide
Surviving and Resisting Hate: A Toolkit for People of Color by Latinx psychologist-activists Dr. Hector Y. Adames & Dr. Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas
The Black Wellness Guide, a living document that continues to be updated
Guided Meditations for the Black Community
Racial trauma exacts a psychological and physiological toll on people of color, and those involved in the Movement for Black Lives are especially vulnerable to hourly personal, emotional, and physical racist attacks. Guided meditation is one way to assist in calming a heightened state of distress, affirming one’s value and humanity, and re-centering with love for Black people
Lovingkindness Meditation for Oppressive Experiences, a written meditation by Sharon Salzberg
Therapy Options for the Black Community
Black Mental Health, Connect with a Culturally Competent Clinician
One Village Healing, free virtual wellness sessions
One Village Healing, Black Obsidian Men’s Group, an Intentional Online Affinity Healing Space for Black Men
Every Saturday 10:00am – 11:30am. RSVP for zoom link. Guided by Eric.
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation’s vision is to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community.
Taraji P. Henson’s organization (named after her mother) is currently offering free therapy during COVID-19 pandemic
The Steve Fund, a mental health and suicide prevention organization specifically focused on young people of color
Therapy for Black Girls, Connect with a Culturally Competent Clinician for Black Women
Mental Health Resources for the BIPOC/AAPI/LGBTQ+ Communities
Dialogues about Race
Critical Consciousness of Anti-Black Racism: A Practical Model to Prevent and Resist Racial Trauma -- Use UConn’s Library to access this article for no additional cost
The History of Student Activism at HBCUs -- an explanation of why HBCUs are important
Documentaries / Films / Audio Recordings
Welcome to Leith, an unsettling exploration of what happens to democratic principles when they're pushed to the limit