Our community–including all of us at Seward Co-op–is feeling the impact of another police murder as we simultaneously watch the Chauvin trial unfold in our city. Rage, despair, numbness, heartbreak and many other emotions are surfacing in different ways right now at an individual and community level. As our community once again navigates the collective grief of more lives lost to systemic oppression, we want to spread the word about free, local mental health resources. Walk-In Counseling Center offers free, private, virtual counseling, no appointments necessary. The co-op has a relationship with this community partner and SEED funds we have raised together have contributed to making their important work possible.
Staff at Walk-In Counseling Center acknowledge the pain and trauma we are seeing in Minneapolis right now and want to let the Seward Co-op community know they are available as a no-cost resource for mental health and crisis counseling. No one is turned away from the Walk-In Counseling Center, and while the building remains closed for now, they provide virtual care via secure video calls and phone sessions with their licensed therapists.
For more information and printable instructions how to sign up for free counselling CLICK HERE.
Other resources were brought to our attention from Councilperson Andrea Jenkins’ recent email to Ward 8 residents, including a list of mental health support resources, and the cultural wellness directory, a directory of trauma-informed wellness services, that uses the power of community members to heal and to build community:
- Coping with grief, a resource for survivors of community violence, including understanding grief in adults and children.
- Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Events: Coping with Retraumatization
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) training and educational resources for response and recovery after disasters and traumatic events.