The Carruth Center is available to assist BIPOC students and their allies. We provide a range of services to support their personal and professional endeavors with the goal of promoting well-being in all aspects of their lives.
BIPOC students may experience difficulties such as:
- Managing Stress
- Racial Trauma and Stress
- Academic demands
- Periods of sadness
- Substance abuse
- Relationship problems
- Social problems
- Coping with harassment or discrimination
- Identity development (including racial identity)
BIPOC Services at Carruth:
We offer a variety of services to address these and other difficulties. We encourage you to reach out to make an initial appointment to discuss with a counselor areas where you may be struggling and how we can assist you. Be sure to review the options for Group Counseling, which offers an BIPOC support group each semester.
These resources are offered to help support the needs of our students who identify
as part of the Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities.
Resources on this Page
- On Campus Resources
- Off Campus Resources
- Therapist Directories
- Racial Trauma Resources
On Campus Resources
- The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides university-wide education, support, accountability and leadership on issues relating to diversity to the campus and community.
- Center for Black Culture and Research (CBC&R) provides educational, social and cultural support for African and African American Students, faculty, staff and community members.
Off Campus Resources
There are number of Black-owned services and businesses in the Morgantown area.
BIPOC students seeking mental health treatment can face a unique set of challenges. More information about this and links to directories, social communities, online support groups, podcasts and research on this topic can be found here:
- How to Find a Black Therapist: Resources and Advice
- 21 Mental Health Resources for BIPOC (and 5 Tips for Finding the Right Therapist for You)
- BIPOC Mental Health Resources
- BIPOC Addiction and Mental Health Resources
- Black Lives Matter: Mental Health Resources for People of Color
- Mental Health Resources for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)
- Tips For Self-Care: When Police Brutality Has You Questioning Humanity and Social Media Is Enough
- Emotionally Restorative Self-Care for People of Color
- 101 Ways to Take Care of Yourself when the World Feels Overwhelming
- Psychological Toll of Racism
- Psychological Impact of Traumatic News
- Digital Self-care for Black individuals coping with trauma
- Black Lives Matter Meditation for Healing Racial Trauma
- The Four Bodies: A Holistic Toolkit for Coping with Racial Trauma
These directories are resources for finding a therapist:
- Association of Black Psychologists
- Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
- Latinx Therapy
- Inclusive Therapists
- The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation Provider Directory
- LGBTQ Psychotherapists of Color Directory
- National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
- Psychology Today Directory of African American Therapists
- Therapy for Black Girls
- Therapy for Black Men
The Asian Mental Health Project
- Mental Health America: Asian American/Pacific Islander Communities and Mental Health
- National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association
Join founder Lauren Ash as she dives into what self-care and self-love mean to women of color. Each episode strives to inspire, motivate and uplift Black and Brown women, and feature interviews with beauty, wellness and business professionals.
Listen every Friday as Dr. Dominique Broussard and Terri Lomax touch on topics related to Black women. H.E.R (aka Healing, Empowerment, Resilience) is working to inspire women and help them deal with daily obstacles.
Follow along as two close friends work to uplift Black women and share their own experiences when it comes to self-care, anxiety and many more topics related to women of color. They give helpful advice about how to create your own safe space and strive to be your best self during each episode.
Two L.A. besties have weekly conversations about self-care, spirituality and entrepreneurship to motivate women of color to reach their potential. Each episode highlights tips and tricks to tackle issues and create goals in the wellness and health space.
Racial Trauma Resources
- Self-Care in the Face of Racial Injustice
- The Link Between Experiences of Racism and Stress and Anxiety for Black Americans: A Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Coping Approach
- Racial Trauma and Self-Care in Tragedy resource list
- Self-Care Tips from the National Museum of African-American History and Culture
- Taking Care of Yourself and Others during Racial Trauma
- Coping with Racism and Discrimination: Considerations for Students of Color and White Allies
- Association of Black Psychologists: Family Care, Community Care and Self Care Tool Kit: Healing in the Face of Cultural Trauma
- Mental Health America: Racial Trauma
- The Sky is Ours: Self-Care for Black Muslims
- Responding to Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19
- Self-Care for People of Color after Psychological Trauma
- Racial Trauma in Film: How Viewers Can Address Re-Traumatization
BIPOC Wellness Apps
- Liberate- Daily Meditation App, made and used by the Black community
- Ayana Therapy- Mental healthcare for marginalized and intersectional communities
- Shine - Black owned meditation and therapy app
- The Safe Place- Minority Mental Health App
Allies Supporting BIPOC Mental Health
An ally is a person who does not belong to a particular social group, but is actively engaged in advocating for and supporting that community
- National Museum of African American History and Culture | Talking About Race
- Video Toolkit for Supporting the Well-Being of Students of Color
- Supporting Black LGBTQIA+ Youth Mental Health
- Black and LGBTQIA+: Approaching Intersectional Conversations
- How to Be an Ally
- Anti-Racism Resources
- 103 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
- White Allyship 101: Resources to Get to Work
- Mental Health America: BIPOC Mental Health
- What is Systemic Racism?
- Resources for White Allyship