Campus Resources

Our Voices Matter: Peer Support for Black & Brown Students
Institutional Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.  
Listen: Campus leaders discuss racism, allyship and more on ‘In the Wild’ podcast
Office of Diversity and Inclusion 
Office of Diversity and Inclusion Anti-Racism Resources
USG Diversity and Inclusion Summit 2020
Multicultural Student Engagement
African American Male Initiative 
Campus Diversity Offices
MCG Student & Multicultural Affairs

Websites

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: African Americans
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): African American Mental Health
Therapy for Black Girls and Therapy for Black Girls weekly podcast
Find a black therapist
Guided relaxation exercises
Melanin and Mental Health 
Black Therapists Rock 

Books

 The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help You Deserve, by Rheeda Walker

Black Mental Health Matters: The Ultimate Guide for Mental Health Awareness, by Aaren Snyder

Videos

Black Women Discuss Therapy | Oprah Winfrey Network
TedX Talks, Mental Health within the Black Community (spoken word) | Davonte Sanders-Funches | TEDxNorthCentralCollege
TedXWilmington | Black Mental Health Matters | Phillip J. Roundtree
Wellness Workshops 

Relaxation Applications

Headspace. Learn the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness. Bring a bit calm to any situation with sessions as short as one minute. Get a new meditation delivered straight to your phone every day. There is a free trial, and AU students can get a yearly subscription to Headspace for $9.99. Sign up using your AU email address, and Headspace will grant you the discount. Go to https://www.headspace.com/studentplan

Virtual Hopebox. Free app contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.

Insight Timer. Check out more than 4,500 free guided meditations from over 1,000 meditation practitioners with this app. It also gives you access to 750 meditation music tracks. Customize your meditation using the background sounds and meditation tool intervals to create a unique experience that works best for you. To listen offline, you can also purchase a monthly subscription.

Sattva Meditations & Mantras. The goal of Sattva is to motivate you to meditate every day. There are a slew of features and preloaded exercises including timers and chants. Plus, you can check your heart rate via the app and participate in challenges. One aspect that sets this app apart is the extensive information on how meditation can benefit overall well-being. For even more features, they also have subscriptions available to buy.

Mind Shift. Mind Shift stresses the importance of changing how you think about anxiety, encouraging you to take charge of your life, ride out intense emotions, and face challenging situations.

Self-Help for Anxiety Management (SAM). Users are prompted to build their own 24-hour anxiety toolkit that allows you to track anxious thoughts and behavior over time, and learn 25 different self-help techniques.

CBT Thought Record Diary. You can use CBT Thought Record Diary to document negative emotions, analyze flaws in your thinking, and reevaluate your thoughts.

Worry Tree. Simple way to help you record and manage worries.

Happify. Happify is a space to overcome negative thoughts and stress and build resilience. The app offers activities and games to improve your life satisfaction and ability to fight negativity.

Stop Panic and Anxiety Self-Help. Self-help method to learn to control panic and anxiety.

InnerHour. Self-help for Anxiety and Depression. Self-help tools for depression, anxiety, stress, anger and sleep difficulties.

Social Justice Resources

AU Office of Diversity and Inclusion Anti-Racism Resources
Framing brave conversations about race and ethnicity
Anti-racism resource guide