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Resources

If you are struggling with mental health challenges, meeting with a therapist is recommended. We do believe that supplementing your therapy can be useful. You might find the following podcasts, blogs, and books helpful in providing valuable insight and support as you navigate emotional and mental health issues.

Book Recommendations for Trauma  

We believe in the power of books to inspire and inform. We are proud to offer our clients book recommendations . However, we are not responsible for the contents of any book or any material that may be offensive or triggering. We encourage our customers to research any book before making a purchase to ensure it meets their individual needs.

The Body keeps the score

Written by :Bessel van der Kolk

The Body Keeps the Score is a cutting-edge offering for the general reader to comprehend the complex effects of trauma, and a guide to a wide array of scientifically informed approaches to not only reduce suffering, but to move beyond mere survival-- and to thrive.

Attached

Written by:Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

In this book Levine and Heller guide readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate—or potential mate—follow, offering a road map, starting from the first date, for building stronger, more fulfilling connections with the people they love.

Adult children of emotionally immature parents

Written by :Lindsay C. Gibson

In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable.

Book Recommendations for Postpartum Mental Health and Fertility

We believe in the power of books to inspire and inform. We are proud to offer our clients book recommendations . However, we are not responsible for the contents of any book or any material that may be offensive or triggering. We encourage our customers to research any book before making a purchase to ensure it meets their individual needs.

Not Your Mother's Postpartum Book: Normalizing Post-Baby Mental Health Struggles, Navigating #MOMLife, and Finding Strength Amid the Chaos

Written by:Caitlin Slavens

This refreshingly candid resource fills a notable void by providing real, honest, and raw insights into motherhood. With their nonjudgmental yet humorous tone, Caitlin and Chelsea provide a deep dive into all things #momlife, including:

  • Birth trauma & perinatal mood disorders

  • Baby feeding & sleep

  • The mental load of motherhood

  • Body image struggles

  • Mom guilt & burnout

  • NICU life

  • Intimacy & romance postpartum

  • Pregnancy complications & loss

  • The balancing act of returning to work

  • And more…

Mom life feels hard because it is hard. There is hope, and this book is here to provide it.

Oh Sis, You're Pregnant!: The Ultimate Guide to Black Pregnancy & Motherhood

Written by: Shanicia Boswell 

Written with lighthearted humor and cultural context, Oh Sis, You’re Pregnant! discusses the stages of pregnancy, labor, and motherhood as they pertain to pregnant Black women today.

Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New Mothers 

Written by :Karen Kleiman and Molly McIntyre

Good Mothers Have Scary Thoughts is packed with world-class guidance, simple exercises, and nearly 50 stigma-busting cartoons from the viral #speakthesecret campaign that help new moms validate their feelings, share their fears, and start feeling better. Lighthearted yet serious, warm yet not sugary, and perfectly portioned for busy moms with full plates, Good Moms Have Scary Thoughtsis the go-to resource for moms, partners, and families everywhere who need help with this difficult period.

It Starts With The Egg

Written by :Rebecca Fett

The definitive guide to egg quality and fertility. This book discusses the science of egg quality for fertility, miscarriage, and IVF

The New Dad's Playbook: Gearing Up For The Biggest Game of Your Life

Written by: Benjamin Watson

The New Dad's Playbook is every man's game plan to being the best partner and the best father, from pre-season (preparing for fatherhood) to Super Bowl (birth) to post-season (after baby is home). It helps men understand what their wives are going through physically and emotionally during and after pregnancy, allowing them to support their most important teammate. It tells men what to expect when their baby is home--and what to do when the unexpected happens. This tell-it-like-it-is book will take men from just winging it to winning it.

What About Us: A New Parent's Guide 

Written by :Karen Kleiman and Molly McIntyre

From the team behind the bestselling Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts comes a new guidebook of short essays, comics, and quick journal prompts about the stressful newborn stage, the struggles that so many new parents face, and the skills you need to tap into your strength as a couple.

Recommended Podcast

We are proud to offer our clients podcast recommendations. However, we are not responsible for the contents of any these podcast . Some host may go over topics and/or subjects that may be triggering to our clients. Please excercise personal judgement and decide if the recommendations meets your individual needs.

Balanced Black Girl

This is a podcast centered around wellness, community building , and a mindful sisterhood to help you find your balance.

Black Girls Guide to Fertility 

This is a podcast that gives you an in depth look into the anger, shame, envy, and hope of screenwriter, Sonhara Eastman as she shares her battle of infertility. 

Dear Black Boy: The therpeutic Podcast for Black Men

This podcast is tailored towards black men about all things mental health. 

The purpose of CelesteTheTherapist podcast is to help shift the way you think. Many times, we get stuck in a negative cycle and struggle with getting out. Celeste will interview guests from different backgrounds who empower people in different capacities.

Pust Thru Podcast

This is a podcast centered around wellness, community building, and mindfulness in relation to maternal mental health. There is a specific focus around black maternal mental health.

Therapy For Black Girls

This podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford about all things mental health, personla development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. 

All Black Men Need Therapy

3 men unpack past and present issues that affect black men's mental health and well-being. They are committed to helping black men self-assess and grow more comfortable having difficult conversations while encouraging them to strive daily to become the best version of themselves.

You Need to Hear This

This is a podcast is hosted by New York Times Best Selling author, Nedra Tawwab. She assist callers with setting healthy boundaries and having tough conversations that allow them to have more autonomy within their life. 

Authentic Wednesday Podcast

This podcast is hosted by licensed therapist Bianca Hughes as she tackles all things perfectionism. During this podcast Bianca and her guest will take off their mask, let go of expectations, and embrace their own path of freedom and authentic connection with themselves, loved ones, and the world. 

Latinx Therapy is a weekly podcast that discusses mental health topics related to Latinas, Latinos and Latinx individuals in efforts to demystify myths and diagnosis that truly exist. Cultural and commonly stigmatized themes will be discussed with Latinx mental health professionals, psychiatrists, doctors, bloggers, tv personalities, social media influencers, entrepreneurs and many more

Additional Resources

• Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM): BEAM is a training, movement building and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black communities. BEAM envisions a world where there are no barriers to Black Healing. o Toolkits & Education: graphics on accountability, self-control, and emotional awareness; journal prompts; articles on Black mental health o Videos: trainings and webinars, recorded and available for free

• The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation: changing the perception of mental illness in the African-American community by encouraging people to get the help they need; focuses on stigma/self-stigma reduction and building trust between Black people and the mental health field. o Resource Guide: directory of mental health providers and programs that serve the Black community; includes therapists, support groups, etc, but also digital content, faith-based programs, educational programs, etc

• Therapy for Black Girls: online space encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls; referral tool to find a therapist in your area o Therapist Directory: find trusted therapists that can help you navigate being a strong, Black woman; can search for in-office therapist by your location or virtual therapist.

• The Loveland Foundation: financial assistance to Black women & girls seeking therapy

• Therapy for Black Men: primarily a therapist directory for Black men seeking therapy; includes some resources and stories.

• Dr. Ebony’s My Therapy Cards: self-exploration card deck created by a Black female psychologist for other women of color; created with the intention of helping other women of color grow and elevate in the areas of emotional and mental health.

• Innopsych: InnoPsych’s mission is to bring healing to communities of color by changing the face and feel of therapy. They strive to make therapists of color more visible in the community by creating a path to wellness-themed business ownership; to make it faster (and easier) for people of color to match with a therapist of color; and to create a major shift in how communities of color (or POCs) view therapy.

• Safe Black Space: Safe Black Space is the umbrella under which various services are offered to address people of African ancestry’s individual and community reactions to cultural and racial trauma.

Hotlines

Suicide Hotline Phone (800) 273-TALK (8255) www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

Depression And Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) 800-826-3632 www.dbsalliance.org/

 

American Psychiatric Association 703-907-7300 www.psychiatry.org/

 

International Foundation For Research And Education On Depression www.ifred.org/ National Institute of Mental Health Phone Number 301-443-4513 Toll Free Number 1-866-615-6464 Fax Number 301-443-4279 Email Addressnimhinfo@nih.gov Website URLwww.nimh.nih.gov

Bipolar and Depression Resources

https://mhanational.org/bipolar-disorder-and-black-americans

https://mhanational.org/depression-black-americans

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