Supporting BIPOC Agency and Mental Health: A Resource Guide Informed and Developed by BIPOC Mental Health Advocates and Social Work Students

Project Intro

Created by members of Surviving Race, a collaboration among individuals who identify as having psychiatric histories, psychiatric survivors, BIPOC and LGBTQ12SA, this project will invite New Yorkers with mental health issues as well as CSSW MSW students interested in mental health careers to create knowledge around need of BIPOC New Yorkers regarding mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will yield a mental health resource guide, created by the MSW students in collaboration with BIPOC New Yorkers, that will be distributed publicly.

Team Members

  • Chyrell Bellamy (PhD, MSW, Yale School of Medicin​e)
  • ​Teena Brooks (LMSW, M.Phil, ABD, Columbia School of Social Work​)
  • ​Celia Brown (Surviving Race​)
  • Claire R. Chang (MA, PACFA, CCTP-II, MindFreedom International)
  • Jonathan P. Edwards (Ph.D., LCSW, ACSW, NYCPS, Columbia School of Social Work)
  • Kathleen O’Hara (PhD, MSW, ​Columbia University School of Social Work)​
  • O’Toole v. Cuomo (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York​)