Supporting Mental Well-being During COVID-19

Resources in the Wake of Community Trauma and Beyond

The resources on this page may be valuable for addressing some of the needs following the recent tragedy in Minnesota and ongoing trauma that our communities are experiencing. This list also includes tools for further action and education within family and communities about race and racism. Racism is a critical public health issue that impacts all aspects of our health, especially mental well-being.     

Race and Mental Health

  • In the Wake of Violence | Mental Health in African American Youth (University of Minnesota Extension, Children, Youth and Family Consortium) - Video featuring panel from two events titled "In The Wake of Violence: Perspectives of Black Men Who Are Therapists". These events were sponsored by the Trauma Recovery Project Behavioral Health Practitioners Workgroup
  • Call To Mind: Spotlight On Black Trauma And Policing (MPR) - Call to Mind and MPR News with Angela Davis hosted Spotlight on Black Trauma and Policing, a live virtual community conversation. Angela was joined by community leaders and cultural trauma experts including Resmaa Menakem, LICSW, cultural trauma expert and founder of Justice Leadership Solutions in Minneapolis and Justin Terrell, executive director of Minnesota Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage. They discussed the killing of George Floyd, the most recent high-profile incident to become an example of historic racial injustice. How does racial and cultural trauma affect black Americans and others? What are the needed supports and treatments to promote healing? How can a trauma-informed approach de-escalate interactions and help prevent future deadly incidents?
  • Decentering Whiteness and Creating Inclusive and Equitable Conferences: A Tip Sheet - A guide to creating more equitable and inclusive spaces that value the participation and contributions of a diversity of people and challenge established power hierarchies.
  • Racism: The Ultimate Underlying Condition - American Public Health Association webinar June 9, 2020 2:00-3:30 p.m. ETD. This kick-off webinar will examine racism and its historic and present-day impact on health and well-being. Presenters will: identify the multiple levels on which racism operates; describe the physiological impacts of racism and discrimination on health; and explore the principles for and barriers to achieving health equity.

Children and Families

Tools for talking about race and racism

Trauma resources for children and families

Community and Organization Leaders

Coping with Grief and Anger

Additional Resources

Updated Thursday, 11-Mar-2021 18:16:24 CST