Russ Harris's website, a great resource from one of the most prolific and accessible authors in the ACT world. So many ways to help you learn ACT.
Russ Harris explains how our mind keeps us stuck and suffering (3:37)
ACT for OCD? This article explores a new direction for treatment; from the IOCDF (International OCD Foundation), a great resource for individuals who experience obsessive/intrusive thoughts and/or compulsive behaviors
Insight Timer - a free app with over 100,000 meditations to choose from
Relaxation meditations, helpful for troubled sleep
Expansion mindfulness exercise from Russ Harris' The Happiness Trap, read by India Ray
Learn about self-compassion and mindfulness with expert Dr. Kristen Neff
While we do our best to provide a safe and supportive environment for Black, Indigenous, and all People of Color to enter into healing therapeutic relationships, we recognize that sometimes this can only happen when the person in the other chair looks like you and shares your experience.
Rooted Enrichment Center Black and Brown Therapy Collective - local Kalamazoo organization
Therapy for Black Girls - mental health website with therapist referrals and an online community
Therapy for Black Men - connections to therapists in all 50 states
Black Female Therapists - another great resource for more than just referrals - and a link to Black Male Therapists too!
Kalamazoo YWCA - "Eliminating Racism. Empowering Women." Resources for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, among many other resources (including a 24-hr hotline).
Black Wall Street Kalamazoo - support local Black-owned businesses and empower our neighbors
Society for History and Racial Equity (SHARE) - "a dual mission of educating the community on the importance of our region’s African American heritage and fostering connections and conversations on race and providing awareness of racism and the broad societal benefits of its elimination"
Read and Write Kalamazoo (RAWK) - "a supportive community around young people to give them safe and positive spaces to learn and grow"
Brene Brown's Unlocking Us podcast
NPR 1A podcast "The Universal Solitude of Americans: Loneliness on the Rise" (47:38)
Axios article: "How the Brain Handles the Unknown"
The Atlantic article "Perfectionism Can Become a Vicious Cycle in Families" https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2021/07/family-other-oriented-perfectionism-parents-child/619461/
National Institutes of Mental Health - reliable information on a wide range of mental health topics
Playlist of videos explaining chronic pain
Every Memory Deserves Respect: EMDR, The Proven Trauma Therapy with the Power to Heal