BECAUSE LIFE GETS RAGGEDY
Because you can’t do it alone.
Emotional Emancipation Circles are virtual (and in-person) spaces for Black people to share how we’re feeling - allowing ourselves to experience the full range of human emotion, remembering the truths of our history and unlearning the lies we've internalized, embodying joy, learning & practicing essential emotional wellness skills to help us deal with the stress of this world so we can move toward embodying the liberation that exists within us.
Check in and connect with community through these spaces that center Black wellness.
Rest for Resistance
QTPoC Meditation gathers online three times each month for stillness practice, movement practice, and a planning meeting.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI support groups are peer-led and offer participants an opportunity to share their experiences and gain support from other attendees.
CeCe Winans and Whitney Houston
The Abandonment Recovery Workbook: Guidance through the Five Stages of Healing from Abandonment, Heartbreak, and Loss
In The Abandonment Recovery Workbook, psychotherapist and abandonment expert Susan Anderson explores the seemingly endless pain of heartbreak and shows readers how to break free—whether the heartbreak comes from divorce, a breakup, a death, or the loss of friendship, health, a job, or a dream.
Black in the Garden Coloring Experience
Black in the Garden
This 20-page coloring book embodies our experience with plants and gives life to our people and our wisdom. Enrich your roots! Reconnect with the land and your creativity on these pages.
Death: Dagara Women's Wisdom from Africa
"In this clip from her six disc series, "WOMEN'S WISDOM from the HEART of AFRICA," SOBONFU explains the healing practices & rituals relating to death. She explains the links death has to birth & the connection to the watchful ancestors."
"Compiled by Camila Sapara Barton and GEN, as well as the ancestors who have built the foundation for this work"
“Embodiment tools and rituals to support grief work in community."
How to Support Someone Grieving from a Grief Expert
What do you say to someone who is grieving? How can you be there for your friends and family in tough times or after a death? Licensed Clinical Counselor Dr. Ajita Robinson gives tips for supporting your grieving loved ones, including acknowledging their loss, being present in their company, and expressing condolences in the same language they use to describe the loss. Help a grieving loved one or help a grieving friend with these tips.
Parent Toolkit for Grief and Loss
The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Bereavement Center of Hospice of the Western Reserve
"In recognition of the need to make more support available and accessible to parents of grieving children, we have developed a toolkit exclusively designed to provide pertinent information to parents about normal, healthy grieving during childhood. The toolkit contains substantive guidance about the experience of grieving children, helpful tips on how to best support grieving children and suggestions for coping with specific grief-related experiences."
Questions to Ask When Visiting Health and Healing Professionals
Considerations for your health journey: Pre-Visit | During Visit | Post-Visit
Micalah Webster, MSW/MHSA
"This compilation of resources is a reflection of my personal identities and social network as a black woman and social worker. Through connecting with my network of counselors, therapists, community organizers, and others just trying to heal and serve, I have pulled together some resources to share. I know there are gaps as this is not exhaustive or meant to speak to every unique experience or identity within the Black community. Nevertheless, I hope that at least one thing on this list can bring you or a loved one some peace and healing during this time."
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