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Self Care & Healing

Healing is an essential component of social work practice, and one that deserves attention as it relates to culturally-sensitive services. Explore different healing resources for different communities.

  • A Video Toolkit to Support the Well-Being of Students of Color
    The National Center for Institutional Diversity at U-M shared a video series featuring scholars and practitioners from across the country who provide evidence-based information for faculty, staff, and providers to foster a positive learning environment and support the mental health and well-being of students of color.
  • Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Resource Guide
    This guide was created with a focus on BlPOC mental health to be utilized by clinicians, patients/clients, and allies. This resource guide is comprehensive; however, not exhaustive.
  • Community Healing Network
    CHN’s mission is to mobilize Black people across the African Diaspora to heal from the trauma caused by centuries of anti-Black racism.
  • For Those Who Identify As…
    Campus Mind Works in collaboration with U-M Depression Center created this website as a resource for students of multiple identities. From student organizations to University-wide support systems, this resource can help you find inclusive spaces.
  • Madness & Oppression: Paths to Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
    This guide/Mad Map document by the Fireweed Collective examines the intersections of oppression and mental health struggles, and invites you to reflect on how oppression impacts your coping and healing processes.
  • National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
    NQTTCN is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).
  • The Steve Fund
  • The Steve Fund is the nation’s leading organization focused on supporting the mental, social, and emotional health and well-being of young people of color.
  • Therapy for Black Girls
    Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
  • Therapy for Black Men
    Therapy for Black Men “in partnership with licensed mental health professionals and coaches in private practice throughout the fifty states, provides proactive, multiculturally competent care to men of color.”


Adams, M., Bell, L. A., & Griffin, P. (Eds.). (2007). Teaching for diversity and social justice (2nd ed.). Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

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