Literature Recommendations

Anti-Racist Healer:

Read my article recently published in the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work  (WSSCSW) Fall/Winter Newsletter Page 4.

How To Be An Anti-Racist Healer – Diana Mena, LICSW

Recently published in the Perinatal Support Washington Newsletter.

Addressing Racism in Mental Health: An Anti-Racist Approach – Diana Mena, LICSW



Want to Stop Anxious Thoughts, Thank Them – Via Dina Overland



6 Steps That You Can Take to Start Healing From Trauma Right Now – CarmenLeah Ascencio

Take the Ace Quiz – and learn what it does and doesn’t mean – Laura Starecheski


Self Care:

16 Acts of Self-Care to Get You Through 2017 – Loryn Brantz

Back To The Basics of Self Care – Ashley Young

From Fired up to burn out 7 tips to help you sustain a life committed to social justice 

Healers of Color on Why Self-Care is Not Self-Indulgance – Miriam Zoila Pérez

Politicizing Self Care in Our Activism as Women Human Rights Defenders -Verónica Vidal and Susan Tolmay

Self-Preservation as Resistance: Tips for Practicing Self-Care and Social Justice – Krislyn Domingue

Self Care as Revolutionary Action – Krystal Reddick

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation



10 Daily Affirmations When Black Lives Forget They Matter – Minna B

10 Liberating Ways to Overcome Internalized Oppression – Via Susanna Barkataki

15 Practical New Years Resolutions for Womxn of Color – Der Vang

How To Practice Self-Care In Times of Black Trauma – Huffington Post

An Indigenous Approach to Healing Trauma – Jonathan Davis

Black Lives Matter Meditation – Dr Candice Nicole

Moving from Shame to Self-love as a Filipina Immigrant – Sabrina Rivera

Scientists Start to Tease Out the Subtler Ways Racism Hurts Health

Why I Left My White Therapist – Chaya Babu