Our Commitment to Racial Equity
North Hennepin Community College stands firm against racism and all forms of human oppression. As a college committed to racial equity, we acknowledge the trauma that this incident causes all of us, so we take this time to recognize the fullness of human value and reinforce to you our commitment to racial healing and upholding anti-racism practices. While higher education alone cannot solve all societal forms of racism, oppression, and trauma, we do serve as an institution of higher learning and civic engagement. As such we will continue to work toward illuminating systems of racial inequity within our own community so that together we can continue dismantling all forms of oppression that adversely affect our community of students.
Free Resources for Mental HealthUnited Healthcare EMOTIONAL SUPPORT HELP LINE FOR ALL STUDENTS
Their toll-free help line number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge and open to any student.
Walk-in Counseling Center: Services are moving to online counseling and remains free. Sessions will be available via Zoom.
United Way: The Help and Crises Line assists in finding the right resource for you. Call the United Way at 211 from a landline or 651-291-0211 from a cell phone.
7 Cups: Online text chat with a trained listener for emotional support and counseling. Also offers fee-for-service online therapy with a licensed mental health professional. Services and website also offered in Spanish.
County Crisis Services
COPE: If you are experiencing a mental health crisis in Hennepin County, this mobile team will come to your site to provide face-to-face assessment and resources within two hours. Call 612-596-1223.
Every county in Minnesota has a mental health crisis intervention outreach resource for adults.
Suicide Hotline: Call 1-800-273-8255 or text “Start” to 741-741
Resource Links for Self-Care
Mental Health Resources
- Black Mental Health Resources
- MN Mental Health Providers of Color Database
- Anti-Racism Resources
- The Jed Foundation: Tips for managing stress and worries.
- Mindfulness: Free mindfulness resources to reduce stress and promote relaxation.
- Meditations on Facing Injustice, Transforming Race and Privilege By Susal Stebbins Collins, M.A.
- Black Lives Matter Meditation for Healing Racial Trauma by Dr. Candice Nicole
- Liberate Meditation: Meditations for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community.
- The Safe Place: A minority mental health app geared towards the black community to bring awareness, education, and hope
- Insight Timer: Free app with thousands of guided meditations and a meditation timer.
- Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma by Dr. Gail Parker
- Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience by Sheila Wise Rowe
CEAP: Food resources in Brooklyn Center.
The Food Group: (formally Food-Shelf Network) - Local food shelf and mobile market.
MN Department of Education: Comprehensive and extensive list of valuable resources.
Dr. Jeung’s website, Stop Anti-Asian Hate, which contains an educational video Combating AAPI Racism in Age of Covid-19 l CFA and an accompanying video guide. These educational tools educate on how to combat hateful rhetoric, mobbing, bullying and racially motivated violence in our communities.
As educators who strive to be an anti-racist learning community, I invite you to visit Dr. Jeung’s website (calfac.org) to learn more.
The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) selected North Hennepin Community College to participate in their Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Institute June 16-19, 2020. The selection partners us with AAC&U to maximize equitable community building through racial healing using the TRHT framework. NHCC will receive a network of support and national evaluators to guide the development of purposeful action that dismantles racial hierarchies and structural barriers, both within the campus and local community. NHCC was selected based on our demonstrated commitment to racial equity.
• NHCC Associate Vice President of Equity & Inclusion, Dr. Eda Watts
• Brooklyn Park Assistant City Manager, Wokie Freeman-Gbogb
• NHCC Chief Human Resource Officer, Vickie DeFord
• NHCC-MSCF Chapter President, Sara Van Asten
• NHCC Director of Access Services and Tutoring, Tom Lynch
• NHCC Dean of Student Development, Lindsay Fort
• NHCC Interim Dean of Fine Arts, Languages and Communications, Kathy Hendrickson
• NHCC Dean of Science, Math and Health Science, Jayant Anand
North Hennepin Community College, as a diverse, equitable and inclusive community, is committed to upholding a campus culture that is respectful and welcoming. Learn more about our anti-stigma statement.