July serves as a time for many folks to relax, take a moment for themselves and reflect. In the journey to be more intentional and actively uplift our self-care practices, many Black, Indigenous and other people of color (BIPOC) face unique struggles with respect to mental health and well-being in the United States. Since 2008, July has served as BIPOC Mental Health Awareness month in an effort to recognize and raise awareness of this critical issue.
The UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center holds free weekly virtual drop-in meditation sessions to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.
UCLA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has compiled a list of resources dedicated to educating and empowering others to address racial trauma in their communities.
Learn from BIPOC Bruin activists who shared their experiences reframing self-care in activism in this year's EmPower Hour series.
Active Minds at UCLA encourages all BIPOC community members to seek support using their tailored list of trusted resources and culturally competent partners.