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Counseling Services: Support for Students of Color

The WCTC Counseling Department recognizes the pandemic and the racial-injustice crisis have caused fear, anxiety, depression, and hopelessness in students of color all over the country. If you are looking for mental health support, please connect with us or utilize any of the various resources listed below:

Resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students

  Asians Do Therapy
"The hope is that in highlighting Asian people’s experience in therapy and as therapists and sharing culturally relevant information, more Asians and Asian Americans will seek therapy as a resource, available and meant for us."⁣⁣⁣

  Asian Mental Health Collective
"It is the mission of the Asian Mental Health Collective to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community."

 Mann Mukti
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Launched in May 2017, MannMukti aims to encourage healthy, open dialogue of South Asian mental health issues in an effort to remove stigma, improve awareness and promote self-care."

 

  National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association
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The mission of the  National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) is to promote the mental health and well being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities."


National Association of Asian American Professionals
"The National Association of Asian American Professionals is a not-for-profit, Pan-Asian American organization that promotes the career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals in all fields through networking, respecting Asian multi-culturalism, and supporting diversity and community service."


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Resources for Latinx and Hispanic Students

  Latinx Therapy
Latinx Therapy offers courses and workshops, wellness resources, help with finding a therapist or speaker, a podcast, and more!

  National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Today, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the premier science-based and community-driven organization that focuses on the best health for all.  Community-based members provide services to more than 15 million Hispanics throughout the U.S. every year and national organization members provide services to more than 100 million people annually.

  Therapy for Latinx

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Mental Health can be challenging, Finding a Therapist shouldn't be." Therapy for Latinx can help you connect with a therapist in the community, offers national resources, recommendations, information on hotlines and helplines, mental health screenings, and more.

Resources for Black and African American Students

  Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
"BEAM is a national training, movement building and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness and liberation of Black and marginalized communities."

 Black Girls Smile
"Empowering Women & Girls to Lead Mentally Healthy Lives"

 NAMI - Identity and Cultural Dimensions
NAMI identifies barriers to mental health care, how to seek culturally competent care, black mental health resources, self-care for people of color, and more.

Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness
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Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness has a community support approach to mental wellness. We believe that community support for people living with mental health conditions can foster healing, growth, freedom, and self-actualization."

 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." 

  Therapy for Black Girls
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So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevents Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. This space was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant."

Resources for Muslim Students

 Institute for Muslim Mental Health
"Promoting Muslim Americans' Mental Health  Through Research, Resource Development, Training & Advocacy"

 

  Muslims Thrive
"Muslims Thrive is a nonprofit organization that supports the empowerment of communities to transform by promoting mental wellness through conversation."

 Muslim Wellness Foundation
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Muslim Wellness Foundation (MWF) is a nonprofit organization established in 2011 to reduce stigma associated with mental illness, addiction and trauma in the American Muslim community through dialogue, education and training."

  Therapy for Muslims
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Therapy for Muslims is a comprehensive website that will serve as a much-needed resource for our community. The website will have an extensive directory of Muslim mental health practitioners, resources, articles, “Events Near Me”, and video section. There will be other key sections added as the needs of the community are continuously assessed."

 

Podcasts, Apps, and Social Communities


Mental Health and Wellness Podcasts
AFFIRM

Asians Do Therapy

Between Sessions

Black Girl In Om

Black Mental Matters

Fireflies United

H.E.R. Space: Uplifting Conversations for the Black Woman      
Korean American Perspectives
Latinx Therapy

Mann Mukti

Minding My Black Business

Muslim Pride

Naptime is Sacred

Soften the Podcast – Sista Afya
Stories of Stigma: South Asian Mental Health

Talking Off the Couch
The Bodyful Black Girl

The Evolving Chair

The Mindful Muslim

Therapy for Black Girls

What’s the Remedy

 
Apps and Social Communities 
Ethel’s Club
The Safe Place

Resources for Native American and Alaska Native Students

 

  Center for Native American Youth
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he Center for Native American Youth believes all Native American youth should lead full and healthy lives, have equal access to opportunity, and draw strength from their culture and one another. We do this through youth recognition, inspiration and leadership; research, advocacy, and policy change; serving as a national resource exchange; and by building a Native-youth driven narrative."

 

  Indian Health Service - Behavioral Health
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Through its programs, the IHS Division of Behavioral Health addresses these issues and promotes the Indian health care system focus on integrated behavioral health and primary care treatment, while respecting the balance, wellness, and resilience of AI/AN people."
 

  We R Native
"We are a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. We strive to promote holistic health and positive growth in our local communities and nation at large." We R Native also offers support and information for adults.

Multicultural Resource Center

If you are looking for additional support, resources, events, or ways to get involved, get connected with the Multicultural Resource Center at WCTC! See their information below:

Multicultural Resource Center
Room: C-125
Office Open: Monday – Thursday | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Virtual: Fridays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Email: mrc@wctc.edu
Phone: 262-691-5359