Social Connecting While Physical Distancing

Tips to Stay Socially Connected 
  • Send someone a virtual hug!

  • Coordinate regular FaceTimes/Skype/Zoom chats with friends

  • Sweat together & take an at-home exercise class together via Zoom.

  • Thinking of someone? Maybe let them know via text, phone call, or hand-written note.

  • Pop some popcorn & host a virtual Netflix Party that lets you have a watch party with friends.

  • Show off your moves and have a live, virtual dance party with friends via Zoom.

  • Host a virtual game night/House Party-- play pictionary or charades via Zoom, Scrabble, Codenames, Cards Against Humanity, Jack Box Game, and more!

  • Spirituality and religion could also offer a sense of connectedness and groundedness during a challenging time. 

Standing Against Discrimination and Racism

Racial Trauma Resources 

55 Mental Health Resources for People of Color 

44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country

Community Healing Network: Healing in the Face of Racial Trauma 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Taking Care of Yourself 

Self-Care Tips For Black People Who Are Struggling With This Very Painful Week (Vice)

Boston University Racial Trauma Toolkit 

NYU The Trauma of Racism 

A Video Toolkit to Support the Well-Being of Students of Color

Meditation App for Microaggressions
 
9 Mental Health Resources for the Black Community Because Finding a Therapist Should Be Easier

Stop AAPI Hate Resources

Asian Americans Advancing Justice 

Diversify Our Narrative
 
Anti-Racism and Ally Resources
 
Scaffold Anti-Racist Resources for White-identified individuals
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
 
Anti-Racism Resources
 
Anti-Racism Resources for Beginners
 
Ways to Get Involved
 
First, Listen, Then, Learn: Anti-Racism Resources for White People
 
Black and Asian-American Feminist Solidarities: A Reading List
 
Anti-Racism for Asian Americans
 
Take Action against Anti-Blackness shared by Asian American Psychological Association
 
Your Kids are Not Too Young to Talk about Race: Resource Round-up
 
Talking to Children after Racial Incidents

Stop Asian Hate gofundme Information

The WeChat Project

Anti-Asian Violence Resources (lists donation links, education resources, petitions, and mental health resources)

Holla Back (FREE bystander intervention training)

Information for Standing against Discrimination during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus and Racism: Take Precautions to Fight Discrimination

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources to Stand Against Racism

The Racial Impacts of COVID-19

COVID Resources that Take Race Seriously

Disability Nondiscrimination in Health Care and Community Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CDC Info for Reducing Stigma

Rights Experts Warn Against Discrimination in COVID-19 Response

Voices of Youth: COVID-19 Your Voices Against Stigma and Discrimination

Division 45 Task Force on Covid-19 Anti-Asian Discrimination and Xenophobia 

Asian American Psychological Association: Statement on the Antlant-Area Mass Shooting and Resources 

Treatment Directories 

Other Resources 

www.beam.community/birth

www.blackgirlssmile.org/resoureces

www.therapyforblackgirls.com

www.nami.org/Support-Education/Diverse-communities/African-American-Mental-Health

Counseling Center Commitment to Anti-Racism and Discrimination Statements 

March 2021

Acts of violence, hatred, and racism  towards members of the AAPI Community have increased exponentially since the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The Counseling Center extends empathy to our students, staff, faculty, and entire UCI Community who are directly and indirectly impacted by the acts of violence occurring around the world. We reassert our position of solidarity with  all members of our AAPI Community, against any form of xenophobia, oppression, and racism.  Our communities are hurting.  Know that we see you, we support you, and we are here for you. The profound psychological impact of these current events are REAL and can weigh on us. 

The Counseling Center is guided by the values of Service, Community, Inclusion & Advocacy, and Integrity & Accountability. We, as a UCI community, must not become numb to the longstanding experiences of visible and invisible racism  that have come to a culmination in the current times.  We must recognize the grief, pain, sadness, despair, anger, exhaustion, and full range of emotions that are being experienced before true healing can begin.   It is our hope that the UCI Anteater community can come together in support of those who are suffering. Please take care of yourselves and reach out to take care of one another, as the healing power within our community is great.  Please also know that the UCI Counseling Center is here to support you.

Sending Support!

UCI Counseling Center Staff 

June 2020

The Counseling Center stands with and extends empathy to our students, staff, faculty, and entire UCI Community who are directly and indirectly impacted by the anti-black racism that continues to plague our country and the continued impact of COVID19 on our daily lives.  Our communities are hurting.  Know that we see you, we support you, and we are here for you. The profound psychological impact of these current events, on top of the many losses people are experiencing from COVID-19, are REAL and can weigh on us. 

The Counseling Center is guided by the values of Service, Community, Inclusion & Advocacy, and Integrity & Accountability. We, as a UCI community, must not become numb to the longstanding experiences of systemic oppressions that have come to a culmination in the current times. We must recognize the grief, pain, sadness, despair, anger, exhaustion, and full range of emotions that are being experienced before true healing can begin.   It is our hope that the UCI Anteater community can come together in support of those who are suffering. Please take care of yourselves and reach out to take care of one another, as the healing power within our community is great.  Please also know that the UCI Counseling Center is here to support you.

Sending Support!

UCI Counseling Center Staff