Black Student Wellness

On this page you can find highlighted mental health services and resources intended for black students at UF.

This list is not exhaustive and individual needs will determine if anything on this list is relevant.

Resources for Black Mental Health & Healing Racial Trauma

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated[…] know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou
 
Google Doc with Resources for Black Mental Health & Healing Racial Trauma

CWC Talks Podcast

CWC Talks is a podcast that interviews CWC staff about their experiences with mental health, both personally and professionally. Below you can find episodes featuring black clinicians.

Group therapy is a powerful opportunity to work on things most of us experience, like social anxiety, lack of self-confidence, public speaking, and wondering what other people are thinking. Join us to learn more about what to expect in group therapy, and why this resource might be great for you.

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Jon Parker reflects on being a Black man and a counselor. He shares his thoughts on what Black people need to know about counseling, and discusses how his childhood, racial dynamics in the US and abroad, and even time in a cult have shaped how he sees himself and connects with others.

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RaiNesha Miller joins us for a frank and timely conversation about minority stress, intersectionality, racial trauma, and her own ongoing journey of self-liberation.

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Just before Black Lives Matter protests erupted across the country, advanced doctoral psychology intern RaiNesha Miller sat down with us for a timely conversation about anger and mental health.

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Licensed mental health counselor Erika Long joins us for a candid conversation about the stigma of mental health in the Black community, barriers to reaching out when Black, and the potential benefits of seeking support.

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Groups & Workshops

Every semester we offer numerous counseling groups and mental health workshops that address issues around identity and skill building, some specifically tailored for black students experiences.

  • Group therapy helps many clients feel a greater sense of connection to others and normalizes what they are going through.
  • Workshops provide the opportunity for students to learn new skills to strengthen personal resilience, develop healthy self-care habits, and grow their mental health awareness.

Black womxn need a healing space to express, explore and embrace their true selves. Group members will discuss current issues, address old wounds and celebrate their magic.

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Release feelings about distressing experiences, develop insights about interpersonal patterns through support and feedback, create connections, and build trust in yourself and others. This group is specifically for black graduate students.

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Black Student Wellness YouTube Playlist

Featuring meditations and talks by Black counselors and therapists for Black students. Curated and collected by the CWC.


Black Mental Health Matters Sticker

If you would like to receive one of our Black Mental Health Matters stickers, please submit the following request form.



UF Campus RESOURCES

Black Affairs as part of MCDA, provides educational, cultural, social and leadership development opportunities to support the success of Black students at the University of Florida. For more than 40 years, Black Affairs (formerly the Institute of Black Culture) has been a home away from home for numerous students moving through the University of Florida and continues to function as a resource for all members of the university community.

Black students Union (BSU) is an Organization and support system for Black students at UF. The organization grew into serving as a voice for issues affecting Black students on campus.

UF’s Anti-Racism website The purpose of this site is to keep our community up-to-date on the work taking place at all levels across the university to understand our past, address racism and promote equity.

ASPIRE: Diversity & Inclusion Program

At CWC, we value diversity and recognize the unique challenges students may face based on one’s race, ethnicity, color, worldview (religion, spirituality, and other values), age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, size, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, veteran status, and the many other ways one might identify. We strive to create a supportive and empowering environment that is inclusive of all students.