Students of Color

To our Students of Color,

You are welcome here at the UCC.

We want to know you, hear you, support you, affirm you, and offer our services and areas of expertise to you.

The staff at the University Counseling Center (UCC) seek to provide a safe environment where you are safe, comfortable and heard in our offices. We want to acknowledge that as a person of color, you often feel unsafe or unheard, and the Notre Dame community is no exception to this. We also recognize that the field of psychology as a whole is rooted in Western and Eurocentric philosophies and science, and counseling may not be common or embraced in different cultures and communities. We acknowledge these realities and commit to providing culturally-informed services, working within and honoring your value system, and creating a safe environment for you to process your experiences and enhance your mental and emotional well-being.

In line with our commitment to being responsive to the needs of our students, the UCC will enhance programming for BIPOC. Continue to check our website and Instagram (@uccnd) for further updates and information.

If your experience at the UCC is not reflective of our commitment above, please contact the UCC Director, Dr. Christine Conway at cconway5@nd.edu.

 

Campus Resources

Multicultural Student Programs and Service

Department of Africana Studies

Liu Institute for Asia & Asian Studies

Native American Initiatives

Diversity Council of Notre Dame

 

Resources for Black & African American Students

Five Black Mental Health Resources to Fight the Harmful Effects of Racism

Boston College Racial Trauma Toolkit 

Black Mental Health Matters: How to Cope During Social Injustice

44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive this Country

Black Girls Smile Nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging positive mental health education, resources, and support geared toward young African American females

Black Mental Wellness Provides access to evidence based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a black perspective 

Ourselves Black Provides information on promoting mental health and developing positive coping mechanisms through a podcast, online magazine and online discussion groups.

Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness  Organization that provides mental wellness education, resource connection and community support for Black women

POC Online Classroom Contains readings on the importance of self care, mental health care, and healing for people of color and within activist movements

 

Therapy Specific Resources

Black Virtual Therapist Network created by the Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)

Black Men Heal Organization which provides access to mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources to men of color.

Black Mental Health Alliance Provides information and resources and a “Find a Therapist” locator to connect with a culturally competent mental health professional

Melanin & Mental Health Connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. Promotes the growth and healing of diverse communities through its website, online directory and events.

Therapy for Black Girls Online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. Offers listing of mental health professionals across the country who provide high quality, culturally competent services to Black women and girls, an informational podcast and an online support community.

 

Resources for Latinx Students

Latinx/Hispanic Communities and Mental Health Mental Health American provides educational information regarding mental health in Latinx & Hispanic communities, and additionally includes resources and mental health screenings, provided in both English & Spanish. 

The Focus On You Self-care, mental health, and inspirational articles written by a Latina Therapist.

Melanin & Mental Health Connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. Promotes the growth and healing of diverse communities through its website, online directory and events.

Latinos Talk: Mental Health Youtube video (and channel) with Latinx community members discussing the stigma of therapy and pursuing therapy for the first time. 

Mental Health Information and Resources in Spanish Resources for mental health and ways of improving emotional well-being developed by the Multicultural Mental Health Resource Center.

Therapy for Latinx National mental health resource for the Latinx community. Website includes educational resources as well as a directory of licensed therapists who are Latinx, POC or who have worked closely with POC. 

 

Resources for Asian & Asian-American Students

Asian Americans Are Still Caught in the Trap of the ‘Model Minority’ Stereotype

Asian-American/Pacific Islander Communities and Mental Health - Mental Health America 

What It’s Like to be an Asian-American With Depression - Katherine Xie

Asian-Americans are Undergoing a Silent Mental Health Crisis  - Rosalie Chan

 

Covid-19 Related Resources 

As a result of the current climate of Covid-19, Asian and Asian-Americans are experiencing microaggressions, racism, xenophobia, and/or discrimination at an alarming level. For example, Stop AAPI Hate had almost 1900 incidents of anti-Asian discrimination reported over an 8 week period from March to May 2020 (source:http://www.asianpacificpolicyandplanningcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/Press_Release_6_9_20.pdf ). The UCC strongly condemns racism, discrimination, and xenophobia in all forms, and we are committed to providing a safe space where your mental and emotional needs are cared for.

Self-Care Tips for Asian American Dealing with Racism Amid Coronavirus - Brittany Wong

Surviving Racism Among Covid-19 - Jin Li

 

Resources for American Indian & Alaskan Native Students

Native and Indigenous Communities and Mental Health - Mental Health America

One Sky Center - A Guide to Suicide Prevention for American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities

SAMHSA - Tribal Affairs

We R Native

 

Student Groups

For further information and updates on student groups and how to get involved, check out the Student Activities Office

 

Africa Graduate Club of Notre Dame (AGC) 

Arabic Club of ND 

Armenian Student Association 

Asian American Association of Notre Dame 

Asian Law Students Association 

Asian MBA Student Association of Notre Dame 

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)

Ballet Folklorico Azul y Oro

Black Cultural Arts Council

Black Graduate Student Association

Black Law Students Association, Notre Dame

Black Student Association of Notre Dame

Brazil Club of Notre Dame

Caribbean Student Association (CARIBSA)

Chinese Culture Society

Chinese Students & Scholars Association, Notre Dame

Coro Primavera de Nuestra Senora 

Diversity Council

Filipino-American Student Organization of Notre Dame

Hawaii Club - Na Pua Kai 'Ewalu

Hispanic Law Students Association

Indonesian Student Association (PERMIAS)

Japan Club

Korean Student Association

Latino Honor Society

Latinx Graduate Association of Notre Dame

Latinx Student Alliance (LSA)

Mariachi ND

MBAA - Black Graduates in Management Club (BGM)

Multicultural Pre-Medical Society

Muslim Student Association of Notre Dame

National Organization of Minority Architecture Students of Notre Dame

National Society of Black Engineers

Native American Student Association of Notre Dame

Puerto Rican Student Association of the University of Notre Dame (PRSAND)

Shades of Ebony

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE), Notre Dame Chapter

Society of Hispanic MBAs

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at Notre Dame (SHPE ND)

South Asian Student Association of Notre Dame

Taiwanese Student Association

Vietnamese Student Association of Notre Dame

Wabruda