Resources For Bryn Mawr College Students

In Response to Racial Violence

The BMC Health and Wellness Center grieves the relentless series of violence toward Black individuals and communities. This race based violence adds to the already overwhelming chaos and stress of the current pandemic. We strongly oppose discrimination, hate, and intolerance and stand in solidarity with our Black students, faculty, and staff.

Prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination have a relentless impact on mental health, physical health, and well-being. Many reactions can ensue from these events, such as fear, anger, and grief. Below there are resources you can connect with to process how systems of oppression and traumatic events impact your feelings, beliefs, and identities.

Although supporting our students who feel directly impacted by racism is paramount, we also strongly advocate for the antiracist education and ally ship of all students, faculty, and staff. We hope that the resources below resonate with members of the BMC community as ways in which we can both support those who are hurting and join together to facilitate a more inclusive and supportive environment for all.

Resources for Black Individuals and Communities

Black Lives Matter: Toolkits
Disarming Racial Microaggressions: Micro-intervention Strategies for Targets, White Allies, and Bystanders
Discrimination: What It Is and How to Cope
Emotionally Restorative Self-Care for People of Color
Filling Our Cups: 4 Ways People of Color Can Foster Mental Health and Practice Restorative Healing
Grief is a Direct Impact of Racism: Eight Ways to Support Yourself
Healing Justice is How We Can Sustain Black Lives
NAMI: African American Mental Health
Proactively Coping with Racism
Radical Self-Care in the Face of Mounting Racial Stress
Racism Recovery Steps
Recovering Emotionally From Disaster
Talking about Race: Self-Care
Tips for Self-Care: When Police Brutality Has You Questioning Humanity and Social Media is Enough

Antiracism Resources

103 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
Antiracism Learning Opportunities through Enrich Chicago
Detour-Spotting for White Antiracists
Disarming Racial Microaggressions: Micro-intervention Strategies for Targets, White Allies, and Bystanders
Harvard Implicit Bias Test
How to Talk to Kids about Race: Books and Resources That Can Help
How Well-Intentioned White Families Can Perpetuate Racism
Talking About Race: Being Antiracist
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Books on Antiracism

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Dr. Robin Di Angelo

Books on the Experience of Racism

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown