BIPOC Health Matters
We see you. We seek to understand. We are here. Your life matters. Your health matters. You matter.
In addition to the resources listed here, we understand that self-care is important to maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself. It means doing things to take care of your minds, bodies, and souls by engaging in activities that promote well-being and reduce stress. Doing so enhances your ability to live fully, vibrantly, and effectively. We understand self-care to be helpful when dealing with systemic oppression and the trauma that comes with a life lived under certain circumstances. The mental fortitude and emotional strength necessary to cope during these challenging times can be bolstered by intentionally practicing self-care.
Self care activities fill you up, lead to a sense of balance, and give you the tools and energy to cope with whatever is occurring in your life.
Self-care also includes, but is not limited to, the following:
taking time away from social media
avoiding toxic people
establishing helpful routines
eating a balanced diet
avoiding smoking and harmful drugs
moderating alcohol use
going to bed on time
attending to one’s spiritual life
spending time in nature
seeking medical care