May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year's theme is “Back to Basics.” According to Mental Health America, the theme aims to shed light on how more than two years of pandemic living, stress, isolation, and uncertainty have taken a toll on their well-being. At Achievement First, we know that navigating mental health during a global pandemic is no small task. Many people have grown tired of the “now more than ever” and “unprecedented times” tropes. But the reality is, they are true. And we know this is especially true for BIPOC communities, people with intersecting identities, and underrepresented populations. As a result, These groups are disproportionately impacted and particularly vulnerable during times of crisis. Though Mental Health Awareness Month is coming to a close, it is important that we always talk about (and prioritize) taking care of ourselves. Here are a few resources and organizations that offer services to help practice self-care.