Diversity and Anti-Racism Resources

At YPDC, we stand against injustice and racism in all its forms, seek to reduce the psychological burden created by social inequities and discrimination, and strive to build a world that is just and equitable. Below please find some resources related to minority mental health and anti-racism. 

(This page was last updated 3/22/2024)

Topics on this page


American Indian/Alaskan Native

Asian/Asian American



Gender and Sexual Minorities/L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.P.+


Body size diversity


  • General
  • Articles
  • Education/Courses
  • Resources/Guides/Took kits
  • Ted Talks/Youtube
  • Movies and TV Shows
  • Podcasts
  • Specific Black Men and Boys Podcasts
  • Anti-Racism Organizations to Support
  • Poetry/Music
  • Self Care


Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs - American Psychological Association (APA)

Radical Self-Care in the Face of Mounting Racial Stress - Psychology Today

55 Mental Health Resources for People of Color

Live Another Day - Resource Guides for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

American Indian/Alaskan Native

Native American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health - APA

Indian Health Service (IHS)

Honoring Indigenous Cultures and Histories - Ted Talk

Strengthening Financial Avenues in Native American Communities

Asian/Asian American

Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)

Resources for self-care during COVID-19 and beyond - AAPA

Fact Sheets regarding mental health - AAPA

Mental Health Fact Sheets - Massachusetts General Hospital

Detox Local: 41 AAPI Addiction and Mental Health Resources


Black Emotional and Mental Health

The Association of Black Psychologists

The Black Mental Health Alliance

Community Healing Network

Black/African American Resources - National Alliance on Mental Illness

Black Men Heal

Black Women’s Health Imperative

POC Online Classroom:  Self-care

Young, Gifted, @ Risk and Resilience - A Video Toolkit to Support the Well-Being of Students of Color

Black Therapists Rock

Family­Care, Community­Care and Self­Care Tool Kit: Healing in the Face of Cultural Trauma

44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country

Ethel’s Club - An online social and wellness club designed for you to thrive

How Restorative Yoga Can Help Heal Racial Wounding

Mending Racialized Trauma: A Body Centered Approach

Racial Anxiety Relief – Tapping Meditation

Why People of Color Need Spaces Without White People

TherapyforBlackGirls Podcast

  • Session 21 – How Racism Impacts Our Mental Health
  • Session 27 – Mental Health and Terrorism
  • Session 42 – Race-Related Stress
  • Session 46 – Mental Health Needs of Activists
  • Session 49 – Angry Black Women
  • Session 134 – Impact of Racial Trauma
  • Session 148 – Talking to Kids About Race

Representation Matters in Social Work: We Need More Black Therapists

Sharing Hope: Speaking with African Americans about Mental Health

The Link Between Experiences of Racism and Stress and Anxiety for Black Americans: A Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Coping Approach

Potential Barriers to Mental Health Care for Black Americans: How to Get Help

Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling With This Very Painful Week - Vice

Ourselves Black

Our Mental Health Minute (short 2-min videos) by Riana Anderson, PhD

Liberate Meditation - a subscription-based meditation app that includes practices and talks designed for the Black community.

Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community

Black Women and the Wealth Gap: Best Cities to Flourish Financially

Tackling Disparities in Finance for Black and African Americans

Scholarships for African American and Black Students

50 Addiction & Mental Health Resources for Black Men


National Latinx Psychological Association

Latinx/Hispanic - National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) 

Enfamilia, Inc.


National Latino Behavioral Health Association

National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network

Financial literacy Issues Facing the Latinx community

Gender and Sexual Minorities/L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.P.+

Yale LGBTQ Mental Health Initiative

Learning Resources - National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center

Glossary - LGBTQIA Resource Center, UC Davis

Office on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity - APA

LGBTQI - National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Meyer, I. H. (2003).  Prejudice, social stress, and mental health in lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations: Conceptual issues and research evidence.  Psychological Bulletin, 129, 674-697. 

LGBT - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Helping Families Support Their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Children

The Trevor Project National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health 2019

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health - Center for Disease Control (CDC)

7 Mental Health Resources for LGBTQ Teens

LGBTQ Resource List - GLAAD

The Trevor Project Resources

Human Rights Campaign Resources

The Worst (and Best) Places to Be Gay in America - The New York Times

Transgender Addiction Resource

How to Support LGBTQIA+ Individuals with Eating Disorders

An Introduction to Transgender Well-Being

Raising LGBTQ+ Kids

LGBTQIA+ Digital Divide Resource

College Guide for Transgender and Nonbinary Students

Guide to Scholarships for Transgender and Non-binary Students

Resources for Parents and Guardians of LGBTQ+ Students

Resources for LGBTQ+ Students Experiencing Discrimination in School

44 Resources for LGBTQ+ College Students


Office on Disability Issues in Psychology - APA

Help for the Signing-Impaired - The New York Times

Improving Mental Health Care Access for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - MOSAIC

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Body Size Diversity

What is size diversity?




Anti-Racism Resource List

Sue, D. W., Alsaidi, S., Awad, M.N., Glaeser, E., Calle, C. Z. & Mendez, N. (2019).  Disarming racial microaggressions:  Microintervention strategies for targets, white allies, and bystanders.  American Psychologist, 74 (1), 128-142. 



Resources/Guides/Tool kits 

Ted Talks/YouTube

Movies & TV Shows

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  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) 
  • American Son (Kenny Leon)
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 (Göran Olsson)
  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada)
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu)
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien)
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler)
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton)
  • King In The Wilderness (Peter W. Kunhardt)
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol)
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay)
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Stanley Nelson)
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.)
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay)


Specific Black Men and Boys Podcasts

Anti-Racism Organizations to Support