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Mental Health Resources

This page collects together information from our other web pages about Mental Health Resources for people who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).  It also adds some general on-line BIPOC mental health resources.    

Stories and Books 



  • Allen, Phil, Jr. Open Wounds: A Story of Racial Tragedy, Trauma, and Redemption, Fortress Press, 2021. 

  •  Lang, Maya Shanbhag.  What We Carry: A Memoir, Dial Press, 2021.

  •  Schwartz, Arielle. The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole, Althea Press, 2017

  •  Foo, Stephanie. What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma, Ballantine Books, 2022.

  •  Gutierrez, Natalie. The Pain We Cary: Healing from Complex PTSD for People of Color, New Harbinger, 2022.

  •  Linklater, Renee. Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and Strategies, Fernwood Publishing, 2014.   

  •  Menakem, Resmaa.  My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies, Central Recovery Press, 2017.

  •  Methot, Suzanne. Legacy: Trauma, Story and Indigenous Healing, ECW Press, 2019.

  •  Rowe, Sheila, and Rah Soong-Chan. Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience, IVP, 2020.



  • Brown, Keah. The Pretty One: on Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me, Atria Books, 2019.

  •  ​Coleman, Monica A. Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman’s Journey with Depression and Faith, Broadleaf Books, 2022.

  •  ​Copeland, Brian. The Waiting Period – a memoir of depression, Arbee House 2017.

  •  Danquah, Meri Nana-Ama. Willow Weep for Me – A Black Woman’s Journey Through Depression – A Memoir, New York, W.W. Norton, 1998.

  •  Ramprasad, Gayathri. Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within – A Memoir, Hazelden Publishing, 2014.



  • Neal-Barnett, Angela.  Sooth Your Nerves: The Black Woman’s Guide to Understanding and Overcoming Anxiety, Panic and Fear, Simon and Schuster, 2010

  • Guzman, Leah. Essential Art Therapy Exercises: Effective Techniques to Manage Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD, Rockridge Press, 2020


Differing Reality

  • Metzl, Jonathan.  The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease, Beacon Press, 2011

  • Wang, Esme Weijun. The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays, Greywolf Press, 2019.



  • Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi.  Notes on Grief, Knopf, 2021



  • Murphy, Dionne. Obsessed: A Black Girl’s Guide to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Independently published, 2019.

  • Armstrong, Stephanie Covington. Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat: A Story of Bulimia, Lawrence Hill Books, 2009.



  • Hayashi, Mary. Far from Home – Shattering the Myth of the Model Minority, by Mary Chung Hayashi, Tapestry Press, 2003.


Substance Abuse

  • Broome, Brian.  Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir, Mariner Books, 2021.

Online BIPOC Mental Health Resources

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