Your Allyship and Action is Needed
Author:
Tamar Blue
2 mins read

At MentalHappy, we refer to our members, investors, and supporters as Humans. We adopted the name Humans for our tribe because we strive to end mental health stigma while honoring what makes us all uniquely human in whatever color or background of individuals. I believe what also makes us uniquely human is our ability to show empathy and change.

The past week has brought the world's attention to racial injustice and police brutality in the United States. Tragically, this is nothing new. For over 400 years, systemic racism against has persisted, infecting every institution. Therefore, eradicating racism will require collective reflection, action and empathy of all human beings.

If you're asking yourself  "What can I do?"

-Listen to others

-Speak up against injustice

-Educate yourself and others

-Get involved in supporting organizations

-Volunteer (just added a NEW opportunity here)

If you are someone who wants to donate, these are three vetted organizations who are making a powerful impact:

Black Lives Matter

​Minnesota Freedom Fund​

​The Loveland Foundation​

Here is a list of 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice by Corrine Shutack

Here are six books for your own reading and education by Black female authors:

  • This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jenkins
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Renni Eddo-Lodge
  • White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi


Extra Mental Well-Being Support from Us:

We added a new Peer Emotional Support Group in the MentalHappy Community. Apply to Join.

We have reduced membership fee from $15 a month to just $15 for the entire year.

Gratitude Practice Course to help reduce stress is free for EVERYONE even non-members

The content and resource list provided by our friends at Dear God, Are We There Yet? 

Thank you to all of the amazing humans committed to ending covert and systematic racism in America and around the world. .

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