Mental Health & Wellness Resources

Artwork detail: Asia Tail, 2019 Fellowship recipient

 

With new restrictions set in place, attention to mental health and wellness is even more important. Here is growing-list of resources for Washington State artists. If you want to include other resources, please feel free to email Luther at luther@artisttrust.org.

 

Community-Based Resources

 

NAMI Seattle BIPOC Support Group
NAMI Seattle

This group is open to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color seeking support around mental health issues. This group meets every Tuesday, 5-6pm on zoom.

Click here to register.

BIPOC Linkup
Seattle Works

The BIPOC Link-Up focuses on topics that promote positive well-being for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to connect, build community, share resources, discuss racial equity, promote healing, & make an impact. This group meets bi-weekly on zoom.

Click here to register.

QTPoC Facebook Group

This facebook group is for for queer and trans people of color.

Click here to learn more.

Peer Support Group
Ingersoll Gender Center

Our trans led peer support group has been meeting every week no matter the weather or holidays for over 40 years. Our peer support groups provide a great place for trans folks, gender nonconforming and questioning folks, friends, family and community allies to come together for information and mutual support. The group meets Wednesday, 7-9pm PST.

Click here to learn more.

TrikeoneNW

Trikone Northwest has been serving the South Asian community in Seattle for over 20 years. We are a vibrant, diverse group of individuals creating a social, supportive, educational, and political space for LGBTQ and differently-oriented South Asians and their family, friends, allies and community. We are a community based organization which is 100% volunteer run. To know more about some highlights of our history please scroll through the timeline.

Click here to learn more.

Seattle Queer Health Facebook Group

This is a group for Seattle community members to post and share about healthcare providers, experiences, important information, and community events. Our physical, mental, and spiritual health affects our ability to function and to be whole humans. This group exists to provide is an explicitly anti-racist, feminist, LGBTQ space to grow together.

Click here to join.

Support Group
New BoyZ Club

This group is only open to people who are AFAB and who identify as FTM Transgender, Transmasculine, Non-binary, Gender-queer as well as questioning their gender identity.

Click here to learn more.

Support Groups
Seattle Counseling Service

SCS support groups can help by providing a place to discuss your feelings, share information, and talk with peers and other members of our LGBTQ community. Including “Connexions,” a support group from queer and trans people of color.

Click here to learn more.

LGBTQ-Two Spirit Workgroup
Indian Health Services

The LGBTQ-Two Spirit Workgroup offers advice to IHS leadership in order to ensure that LGBTQ-Two Spirit AI/ANs, their families, and the communities where they live receive equal access to health services by providing enhanced resources for LGBTQ-Two Spirit health issues.

Click here to learn more.

Northwest 2-Spirit Society Facebook Group

This group is open to those who identify as Two-Spirit and our valued Allies. Two-Spirit people being those who are Aboriginal/First Nation/Native American/American Indian/Alaskan Native, Metis, Inuit AND Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender.

Click here to join.

Counseling Washington

Counseling Washington website helps Washington State residents find & contact local WA Licensed mental health counselors (LMHCs), marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), clinical social workers (LICSWs), and/or psychologists, and provides educational content pages of interest to counselors, students, and the general public.

Click here to learn more.

National Alliance of Mental Health

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Click here to learn more.

Mindful Therapy Group

We are a collaborative group of diverse and talented Mental Health Professionals coming together with a wide variety of specialties to serve the greater Seattle area. We see children, adolescents and adults with a multitude of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship problems, behavioral and learning issues including ADHD.

Click here to learn more.

Cor Counseling and Wellness

We are a team of specialists dedicated to providing counseling services that combine compassionate care with evidence-based treatment. During difficult times we are here to talk about the challenges you are facing and guide the healing process. All therapists are now providing online telehealth counseling sessions for your safety and convenience.

Click here to learn more.

 

 

Tips, Tools, and Stories

 

Artist Wellness Video Series
Artist Relief

Artist Relief is producing a weekly video series on the subject of wellness. These sessions are led by artists representing a broad spectrum of creative practices and voices, and include discussions of movement, meditation, herbalism, sound therapy and music, poetry/writing prompts, and more. Each video is created by a different artist for the broader artistic community.

Click here to learn more.

Arts in Health
Arts Walla

Art Walla has created an ongoing video series of artists sharing ways they can use art to better their mental health and wellness.

Click here to learn more.

BIPOC Mental Health Month Toolkit
Mental Health America

In this toolkit are lists of resources specifically for Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) and LGBTQ+ communities; handouts on racism and mental health and racial trauma; an infographic built from Mental Health America screening data on BIPOC and LGBTQ+ mental health; and more – including a Call to Action for people to share how discrimination and/or racism have affected their mental health, using the hashtag #ImpactofTrauma.

Click here to learn more.

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety
Virus Anxiety

Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.

Click here to learn more.

Guidance for a Better Mental Health
Rehab 4 Addiction

The coronavirus might affect not only your physical wellbeing but also your mental health. As we might be instructed to stay home due to the pandemic, the mental health symptoms might worsen. Here are some tips, tools, and other resources to better your mental health during this time.

Click here to read more.

11 Self-Care Tips According to Expert Queer Healers
Them

Through interviews with over a dozen expert queer healers — including traditional psychologists, sex therapists, personal trainers, reiki masters and hypnotists — Them compiled a guide for self-care during these scary times.

Click here to read.

9 Strategies for Quarantining in a Non-LGBTQ+ Affirming Environment
Them

With help from queer therapists and experts from The Trevor Project, here’s how to endure isolation with those who might not accept your identity.

Click here to read.

Rest for Resistance

A catalog of art and writing by queer and trans people of color.

Click here to read.

Queer Community Conversations
Gay City

Conversations amongst queer and trans folks discussing concerns affecting their communities in Washington State during COVID-19. Conversations take place first and third Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30pm PST.

Click here to learn more.

Mindfulness Meditation
Frye Art Museum

In this uncertain time, the practice of mindfulness meditation can offer a sense of calm amidst our to-do lists and more fully appreciate the gift of each day. The Frye Art Museum is offering virtual Mindfulness Meditation sessions throughout the summer.

Click here to learn more.

Online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Palouse Mindfulness

This online MBSR training course is 100% free, created by a fully certified MBSR instructor, and is based on the program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Click here to learn more.

Brown Girl Therapy

Brown Girl Therapy is an Instagram account filled with resources for children of immigrants.

Click here to learn more.

Decolonizing Therapy

Decolonizing Therapy is an Instagram account filled with resources for BIPOC communities.

Click here to learn more.

The Asian Mental Health Project

The Asian Mental Health Project will begin as a website offering different types of resources. As the project grows, it will provide live events and community engagement opportunities catered to the needs of its audience.

Click here to learn more.

Dragging My Baggage into Paradise by Jane Orelman

Jane Orleman, author of Telling Secrets: An Artist’s Journey Through Childhood Trauma, tells the story of how, through therapy and art, she came to terms with her childhood experiences of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Click here to read Jane’s story.

Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community

Several guides, tools, resources, and support for the Black community around mental health and racism.

Click here to learn more.

 

 

Meditation

 

Meditation. For Us, By Us.
Liberate

Liberate is the #1 meditation app for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community.

Click here to learn more.

Mindfulness Meditation
Frye Art Museum

In this uncertain time, the practice of mindfulness meditation can offer a sense of calm amidst our to-do lists and more fully appreciate the gift of each day. The Frye Art Museum is offering virtual Mindfulness Meditation sessions throughout the summer.

Click here to learn more.

Online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Palouse Mindfulness

This online MBSR training course is 100% free, created by a fully certified MBSR instructor, and is based on the program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Click here to learn more.

 

 

Therapy and Support for Queer Artists

 

National Queer and Trans Therapists Network

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).

Click here to learn more.

Indigo Mental Health

Many individuals who are in the LGBTQI community have worked through the coming out process and are comfortable with their sexual/gender identity for the most part. They may have sought therapy in the past for issues such as depression, anxiety, addictions, past trauma, or relationships and found that the therapist did not understand, or at worse pathologized their sexual identity. Indigo Mental Health is a warm and supportive practice that can help you to recover from many issues while affirming your sexual/gender identity.

Click here to learn more.

Seattle Counseling Center

If the thought of therapy makes you uncomfortable or afraid, you are not alone. Despite increasing acceptance and public awareness, there is still a stigma attached to the idea. Therapy is a way of getting an experience outside perspective to help you gain insi