From SELF: “The increased risk of dying from COVID-19 paired with limited access to testing and treatment resources leave BIPOC individuals to face the collective trauma of a pandemic with minimal relief or outlet. Black, Indigenous, and Latinx communities report especially egregious pandemic-related health and economic outcomes.
This is all the more difficult considering that these communities are also historically less likely to have access to quality mental health care for the stressors and traumas caused by these factors. This is caused by a variety of reasons, such as the shortage of mental health care professionals of color, along with other barriers to access, all of which make it difficult for BIPOC individuals to access care.
Right now it’s more crucial than ever that BIPOC folks have access to the quality mental health care they deserve. So, we’ve compiled a list of organizations and people working to support BIPOC’s mental health during the new coronavirus crisis.”