Mental health and wellness are vitally important, and especially so in this current climate of deep uncertainty. Taking time to slow down and process our feelings is essential to a healthy and fulfilling life. Whether it’s meditation, journaling, yoga, or quiet introspection – there are lots of ways you can practice self-care.
We’ve compiled a number of resources to help you expand on your existing wellness and mental health practices – or to get you started. From online resources to apps to podcasts and books, there is something that will meet your mental health needs, and help you continue on the road to self-awareness. We’ve also included a number of resources specifically tailored to (and created by) BIPOC and the LGBTQ community. Because EVERYONE is entitled to the tools to create a full and enriched life.
Keep scrolling to see some of the resources available to help you improve your mental health and wellness practice.
Apps are an easy way to incorporate wellness into your daily routine. Check out these picks for mindfulness, meditation, therapy and more.
With cute and colorful graphics, this app offers tools for meditation, mindfulness, reducing stress, and improving sleep.
Created by two minority women, this app aims to make caring for mental health easier and more inclusive, with meditation and affirmation tools designed to help you rest, heal, and grow.
A guided meditation app specifically created for BIPOC to ease anxiety, find gratitude, and heal.
An LGBTQ wellness app to help people who are isolated, closeted or at risk find resources and improve their mental health.
An easy to use 5 minute a day gratitude journal- right on your phone. You can also add photos, view entries in a timeline, and set a daily reminder.
An app utilizing CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) methods to help you cope with depression, anxiety, anger, stress, and more.
Access to therapy services – all done totally online – with focus areas for couples and teens.
Ther are lots of online options available to help practice self-care, whatever your needs may be. Here are a few to get you started, or enhance your existing routines.
An online counseling service aimed at being accessible, affordable and convenient.
A community for black women to practice mental, emotional, and spiritual health through meditational breathwork – including virtual breathwork sessions.
A website the provides wellness tools, articles, and guided meditations tailored to the Black community.
Resources promoting diversity and inclusivity in the wellness community, including e-books, workshops, and digital events.
Articles, videos, and resources devoted to yoga practice and meditation.
This online portal for mental health and therapy was created for minority and marginalized communities to gain better access to resources.
Resources tailored to African-Americans affected by alcoholism.
Mindfulness exercises designed to help handle Covid-19 stress.
BOOKS & PODCASTS
Books and podcasts are an additional resource you can access to further supplement your wellness practice. Check out these options.
An easy 4-week guide to mindfulness, with simple advice and accessible meditations to help you be more centered.
This guided workbook that helps you to recognize your own worth and increase self-esteem with tips and exercises.
Lessons on the process of discovering self-love and acceptance for women of color.
A collection of personal essays and art illustrating the intersection of wellness, mental health, and LGBTQ identity.
This podcast from Dr. Laurie Santos examines the science of happiness, and the stories and research that show what truly makes us happy.
A chat about all things mental health and living your best life with psychologist Dr. Joy Harden Bradford.
Conversations with a variety of authors, musicians, and actors about life, what they’ve learned, and how they describe happiness.