Community Care

Racism is a public health crisis. It has devastated our communities for generations. We MUST do better. We MUST be better. 

As the movement to end violent policing and systematic, implicit racism leads to change, we can envision a better future. As a health care provider, we must support our communities. The well-being of our Black and Brown patients, our neighbors, our friends, family, and lovers, is vital to us.

Audre Lorde, self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” wrote: 

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.

Through the struggle for true liberty and freedom, you have to take care of yourself.


Get Support. Talk. Connect.

Chase Brexton Behavioral Health team: Our behavioral health team provides culturally-competent, affirming care and therapy. Just call: 410-837-2050

In a medical or emotional emergency, please call 911 immediately.

If you are in immediate crisis - feeling depressed, overwhelmed, or hopeless, call the 24/7 Disaster Distress Help Line: 1-800-985-5990 OR text the 24/7 Text Line: Text “TalkWithUs” to 6674


Learn. Act. Heal.

We've also gathered some different resources to help. We hope some of them will be helpful to you. As we find more, we will add to the lists below.  And, we want you to know we are not only here for you. We are also here WITH you. 

To see the resources, click on the tab titles below (LEARN \  ACT  \  HEAL).

Podcasts

BLACK LIKE ME Black Like Me with Dr. Alex Gee is a podcast that invites you to experience the world through the perspective of one Black man, one conversation, one story, or even one rant at a time.

CODE SWITCH Code Switch is a multi-racial, multi-generational team of NPR journalists who cover race and identity.

THE DIVERSITY GAP  On The Diversity Gap podcast, we'll be learning from thought leaders, authors, creatives and more about the diversity gaps in society and culture. Our goal is to discover promising practices for closing diversity gaps in our everyday lives and work!

BhD: BLACK & HIGHLY DANGEROUS  The purpose of the Black and Highly Dangerous podcast is to take everyday questions, conversations, and debates and attempt to provide answers by including up-to-date research along with occasional interviews from experts. We are a black podcast that discusses black topics. 

Watch

PARENTING IN SUPPORT OF BLACK LIVES

WE ALL HAVE IMPLICIT BIASES. SO WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?

HOW TO BE AN ANTI-RACIST

WHAT I AM LEARNING FROM MY WHITE GRANDCHILDREN -- TRUTHS ABOUT RACE

NO. YOU CANNOT TOUCH MY HAIR.

WHITE MEN: TIME TO DISCOVER YOUR CULTURAL BLIND SPOTS

WHAT IS WHITE PRIVILEDGE?

BLACK SELF/WHITE WORLD — LESSONS ON INTERNALIZED RACISM

DIVERSITY WITH JAMELE ADAMS - A JUNIOR HIGH EVENT

UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH A BLACK MAN

WHAT IS UNCONCIOUS BIAS?

Reading

"I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH GOOD WHITE PEOPLE"

"75 THINGS WHITE PEOPLE CAN DO FOR RACIAL JUSTICE"

"7 SIMPLE WAYS WHITE QUEER PEOPLE CAN BE ALLIES TO BLACK PEOPLE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST RACISM AND POLICE BRUTALITY"

"WHITE ANTI-RACISM: LIVING THE LEGACY"

"A READING LIST FOR ALLIES WHO WANT TO DO BETTER"

Learn

OBAMA FOUNDATION: ANGUISH AND ACTION Find resources to learn what you can do to create a more just and equitable world.

Join

THE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE EDUCATION FUND—TAKE ACTION IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY Learn how you can take action around the issue of police use of force in your city.

COLOR OF CHANGE Color Of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us.

BALTIMORE UNITED FOR CHANGE (BUC)  Many of you have reached out to the coalition in some capacity wanting to help and support, and we are tremendously grateful. We invite you to add your organization, institution or self to the skills/organizational bank.

MY BROTHER’S KEEPER (MBK) MBK focuses on building safe and supportive communities for boys and young men of color where they feel valued and have clear pathways to opportunity.

CENTER FOR POLICING EQUITY Right now finding justice feels a long way off. And measuring justice feels impossible. Let’s do the impossible.

BALTIMOREANS UNITED IN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (BUILD) BUILD is a broad-based, non-partisan, interfaith, multiracial community power organization rooted in Baltimore’s neighborhoods and congregations. 

Watch

BECOME AN ACTIVE BYSTANDER The James Byrd Jr. Center to Stop Hate and Hate Hurts. partnered to launch #NotAlone,  a series of videos that examine the experiences of those who have been targeted by hate and highlight ways in which allies can provide support in the form of bystander intervention. 

ADVOCACY IN THE WAKE OF HATE From individuals who’ve been targeted by hate, learn how how they have been able to advocate for a better response to hate crimes and a more inclusive society. 

HOW WE CAN TURN RACISM INTO A SOLVABLE PROBLEM & IMPROVE POLICING

HOW RACIAL BIAS  WORKS – AND HOW WE CAN DISRUPT IT In this powerful talk, psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt explores how our biases unfairly target Black people at all levels of society -- from schools and social media to policing and criminal justice -- and discusses how creating points of friction can help us actively interrupt and address this troubling problem.

THE PATH TO ENDING SYSTEMATIC RACISM In a time of mourning and anger over the ongoing violence inflicted on Black communities by police in the US and the lack of accountability from national leadership, what is the path forward? 

WHAT THE GAY RIGHTS MOVEMENT LEARNED FROM THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 

Read

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS Learn and be prepared before protesting.

PROTECT PRIVACY DURING PROTESTS Ensure your communications are private and not used against you if you choose to protest.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL'S GUIDE: "SAFETY DURING PROTESTS"

Donate

NATIONWIDE BAILOUT FUND

BALTIMORE ACTION LEGAL TEAM Baltimore Action Legal Team (BALT) has been operating a bail fund since April 2015. In times of crisis, we receive donations and post as many bails as possible.

THE NATIONAL BAIL OUT COLLECTIVE The National Bail Out collective is a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support our folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration.

Podcasts

FINDING FRED Carvell Wallace, the best selling author of The Sixth Man, dives into the work of an idiosyncratic and profound thinker, asking what a beloved children’s show host can teach us about surviving and thriving in today’s chaotic world.

LET'S PROCESS THAT Join Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Amber Thornton, as she reflections on personal growth, mental wellness, motherhood, and other things in between! New episodes released every Tuesday!

THIS IS A SAFE SPACE - BLACK DAD'S KLUB Black men sharing their thoughts, feelings, and opinions from their experiences in life, marriage, and fatherhood.

A FEW SCREWS LOOSE Dan and Paul are both men of color who suffer from, and openly talk about, their mental illnesses. The goal of this podcast is to help further destigmatize mental illness in minority communities where we’re traditionally taught to suffer in silence. We have suffered in silence for far too long. It’s our hope that listeners walk away knowing that it is ok to talk about it, it’s ok to feel, it’s ok to seek help, and most importantly you’re not alone. Join us bi-weekly as we discuss our experiences, tips, and have conversations with occasional guests about all things mental health related.

THERAPY FOR BLACK GIRLS The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly chat about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

SHINE BRIGHT TOGETHER The Shine Brighter Together Podcast is a place where we share the challenges, complexities and sheer joy of building healthy relationships and doing the heart work for true diverse unity.

EXPERIENCE MENTAL HEALTH Hosted by Eric The Counselor and Dez Perry, the purpose of this show is to help break down mental health stigmas and teach coping skills in a fun, entertaining, and educational way. 

Reading

RADICAL SELF-CARE IN THE FACE OF MOUNTING RACIAL STRESS

SELF-CARE TIPS FOR BLACK PEOPLE WHO ARE STRUGGLING WITH THIS VERY PAINFUL WEEK

TOOLKIT FOR HEALING

Guided Meditations

BLACK LIVES MATTER MEDITATION FOR HEALING RACIAL TRAUMA

THE ALLY + ACCOMPLICE MEDITATION FOR CULTIVATING AN ANTI-RACIST MINDSET 
(Scroll halfway down the page to get to the meditation.)

Watch

EMBRACE YOUR RAW, STRANGE MAGIC The way we're taught to live has got to change, says author Casey Gerald. 

Note: These resources may contain language that is not appropriate or comfortable for all. Be aware that these resources are not created by Chase Brexton Health Care. They do not replace therapy or medical advice from an actual certified provider or any Chase Brexton Health Care provider. Choose what to and what not to listen to, read, and engage in based on your own judgments.