Online Wellness Resources

Communities

Asian Mental Health Collective

Collectively building a community for Asian mental health support.  Includes Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) therapist directory and Mental Health Mukbang podcast.

CalHOPE Connect

Online peer mental health support, including a portal for Asian and Pacific Islander users.  Includes options for individual chats and daily online support groups.

Stories of Stigma: South Asian Mental Health (Podcast)

A one-stop resource for South Asians to learn about and address mental health concerns with each other. Our mission is to encourage healthy, open dialogue of mental health issues in an effort to remove stigma, improve awareness and promote self-care.

Asian Mental Health Project

Providing educational resources that push for more accessible mental health care.

South Asian Therapists.org

Directory of South Asian therapists.

Liberate (App)

Liberate is the #1 meditation app for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community.

Between Sessions Podcast 

Melanin and Mental Health offers a free podcast about mental health and communities of color.  They also have a list of therapists specializing in work with minority communities.

Ethel’s Club

“Digital Membership club” for and by people of color allows access to cultural and wellness events online.

Breaking Barriers: A Mental Health Discussion (Podcast)

Cal State East Bay counselor Chetina Hunter, LMFT, APCC, has conversations with various guests on topics that are usually difficult to discuss due to stigma.

Chill Spot Radio (Podcast)

Hosted by Jared Morgan and Dr. Allen Lipscomb, this podcast focuses on mental health for people of color.

Therapy that Liberates (Website)

Directory of therapists with expertise in serving Black and Brown clients.

Inclusive Therapists 

List of therapists who celebrate minoritized identities.  Includes options for free or reduced cost services.

Voices for API Mental Health

  • @asianmentalhealthproject
  • @asianmentalhealthcollective
  • @southasianmentalhealth

Latinx Therapy

Therapist directory, Podcast, and resource list on Latinx mental health.

Therapy for Latinx

Online therapist directory and resources.

CalHOPE Connect

Online peer mental health support, including a portal for Latinx users.  Includes options for individual chats and daily online support groups.

 Between Sessions Podcast 

Melanin and Mental Health offers a free podcast about mental health and communities of color.  They also have a list of therapists specializing in work with minoritized communities.

 Ethel’s Club

“Digital Membership club” for and by people of color allows access to cultural and wellness events online.

Breaking Barriers: A Mental Health Discussion (Podcast)

Cal State East Bay counselor Chetina Hunter, LMFT, APCC, has conversations with various guests on topics that are usually difficult to discuss due to stigma.

Chill Spot Radio (Podcast)

Hosted by Jared Morgan and Dr. Allen Lipscomb, this podcast focuses on mental health for people of color.

Therapy that Liberates (Website)

Directory of therapists with expertise in serving Black and Brown clients.

Inclusive Therapists 

List of therapists who celebrate minoritized identities.  Includes options for free or reduced cost services.

Voices to follow on Latinx Mental Health:

  • @latinxtherapy
  • @therapyforlatinx
  • @mujeresxpsych

Resources from Cal State East Bay counselors:

Coming Out - Video, Instagram post

Creating an Emotional Safety Plan - Video, Instagram post

Dealing with Microaggressions - Video, Instagram post

Please visit our Queer and Questioning Support group for more like this.

The Trevor Project : (866) 488-7386  

The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people.  Includes call, chat, and text crisis lines, as well as networks for LGBTQ youth community and advocacy.

LGBTQ National Help Center  

Includes Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline : (888) 843-4564, and GLBT National Youth Talkline (youth serving youth through age 25): (800) 246-7743.   Both provide a safe, anonymous, and confidential space where callers can speak on many different issues including, but limited to, coming out, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more

Trans Lifeline : (877) 565-8860

A trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.

CalHOPE Connect

Online peer mental health support, including a portal for LGBTQ+ users.  Includes options for individual chats and daily online support groups.

Pacific Center for Human Growth

Offers counseling, support groups, and safe space for LGBTQ+ people of all ages. 

Asian and Pacific Islander Family Pride

Ending the isolation of Asian and Pacific Islander families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members though support, education, and dialog.

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center

The East Bay’s most prevalent LGBTQ community center and service provider, this location has plenty of options for support, socializing, and more.

Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County

Serving the LGBTQ community; provides counseling in Concord and Pittsburg.

San Francisco LGBT Community Center

Connects community members to opportunities, resources, and to each other. 

Billy DeFrank Center

South Bay.  Provides community, leadership, advocacy, services and support to the Silicon Valley’s LGBTQ People and their Allies.  Includes a resource hub, community building events, and advocacy.

Empty Closets

Coming out resources and a safe place to chat.

It Gets Better

To uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ+ youth around the globe.

DACA Thriving Tuesdays - In collaboration with Fuller Theological Seminary, the Thrive Center for Human Development has been hosting DACA Thriving Tuesdays, a weekly webinar that will further expand on self-care tips and resources for undocumented individuals with or without DACA. Join them on Facebook Live every Tuesday at 10:00 AM through June 23, 2020. Past sessions are available online.

DACA Mental Health Coping Guide - compiled by Sofia Mendoza, LCSW using Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Trauma informed interventions.

Coping with DACA and Immigration Related Stress - specific coping strategies from German Cadenas, PhD.

Mental Health in the Post-DACA Era: Building Strength in Undocumented Latinx’s, DACA Recipients, and Those Who Love Them - a resource from the National Latino/a Psychological Association

Embracing Strengths and Vulnerabilities for Thriving and Resilience - from the Thrive Center for Human Development.

Resources for Wellness During Covid-19 - from the Emerson Collective.  Includes crisis support, anxiety management, mindfulness and movement, resources for children and teenagers, and resources in Spanish

PTSD Coach (Android / iPhone app)

Designed by the US Department of Veterans Affairs for those who have, or may have, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This app provides education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help you manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD.

Make the Connection

Clearinghouse of support resources for veterans.

Tactical Breather ( Android / iPhone app)

Using techniques developed by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, learn to gain control of your heart rate, emotions, concentration, and other physiological and psychological responses to your body during stressful situations.

LifeArmor (iPhone app)

A comprehensive tool to assist members of the military community with common mental health concerns.  Browse information on 17 topics, including sleep, depression, relationship issues, and post-traumatic stress.  Brief self-assessment help the user measure and track their symptoms, and tools are available to assist with managing specific problems.  Videos relevant to each topic provide personal stories from other service members, veterans, and military family members.