“Self-Care for Black Men is so important...designed to help Black men manage their mental health.” —The Root
A self-care guidebook full of activities for Black men everywhere pursuing joy, creating connections, confronting racism, and working through intergenerational trauma.
Black men desperately need care and restoration. But what does that restoration look like when you’re a Black man in today’s world? How do you take care of your mental health when men who look like you die at the hands of police? How do you find peace and refuge when you’re not sure how to keep up with your partner? Or navigate a challenging workplace? While scrolling through social media feeds, you may feel like you don’t have access to wellness like women do. But Black men need a space for self-care too.
In Self-Care for Black Men, you will find practical answers to your questions. This book contains self-care strategies that address some of the most common issues Black men face, such as dealing with racism, navigating prejudice in the workplace, managing romantic relationships, and working through intergenerational trauma.
This is your guide to wellness and self-discovery written specifically for Black men. There will opportunities to learn new skills to manage your mental health, as well as do more deep reflection on your own terms. It’s time to take your health firmly within your own hands and Self-Care for Black Men will help you do that.
About the Author
Jor-El Caraballo is a licensed therapist and cofounder of Viva, a multi-state mental health practice. Caraballo received a BA in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and MA and EdM degrees in psychological counseling from Teachers College at Columbia University. He has been featured as a mental health expert across many magazines and websites, including Mind Body Green, Men’s Health, Healthline, Insider, Self, and more, sharing advice and insight on self-care, interpersonal relationships, dealing with trauma, and more.
"This book is a lighthouse for self-discovery and personal development...an inspiring statement on resiliency and empowerment."
"What makes this book different from many self-help manuals is that Caraballo sees turning toward community as key to self-care for Black men."
—Greater Good Magazine
"Self-Care for Black Men is so important...designed to help Black men manage their mental health."
“Jor-El masterfully captures in one place healing practices that long have been missing to help Black men absorb the healing that is necessary for their individual and collective wellness and liberation. He weaves in a multitude of indispensable self-care practices with relatable perspectives, making this a groundbreaking and timely go-to manual for Black men’s holistic healing.”
—Dr. Mariel Buqué, licensed trauma psychologist and author of Break the Cycle: A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma