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Black and African American Mental Health Resources
Mental Health Resources For Black And African American Communities
- Academics for Black Survival and Wellness: an organization of Black counseling psychologists and their colleagues who practice Black allyship.
- Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM): BEAM is a training, movement building, and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black communities. BEAM envisions a world where there are no barriers to Black Healing.
- Toolkits & Education: graphics on accountability, self-control, and emotional awareness; journal prompts; articles on Black mental health
- Videos: trainings and webinars, recorded and available for free
- Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM): a training, movement building, and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.
- Black Girls Smile Inc.: promotes positive mental health for young African American girls.
- Black Female Therapists: directory of black female therapists in the US.
- The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation: changing the perception of mental illness in the African-American community by encouraging people to get the help they need; focuses on stigma/self-stigma reduction and building trust between Black people and the mental health field.
- Resource Guide: directory of mental health providers and programs that serve the Black community; includes therapists, support groups, etc, but also digital content, faith-based programs, educational programs, etc
- Therapy for Black Girls: online space encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls; referral tool to find a therapist in your area
- Therapist Directory: find trusted therapists that can help you navigate being a strong, Black woman; can search for in-office therapist by your location or virtual therapist
- The Yellow Couch Collective: a paid membership community ($9.99/mo), space for Black women to gather to support, encourage, and learn from each other.
- The Loveland Foundation: financial assistance to Black women & girls seeking therapy
- Therapy for Black Men: primarily a therapist directory for Black men seeking therapy; includes some resources and stories
- Dr. Ebony’s My Therapy Cards: self-exploration card deck created by a Black female psychologist for other women of color; created with the intention of helping other women of color grow and elevate in the areas of emotional and mental health.
- Brother You’re on My Mind: an initiative launched by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and NIMHD to raise awareness of the mental health challenges associated with depression and stress that affect Black men and families.
- Website offers an online toolkit that provides Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapters with the materials needed to educate fellow fraternity brothers and community members on depression and stress in Black men.
- Ebony’s Mental Health Resources by State: a list of Black-owned and focused mental health resources by state as compiled by Ebony magazine.
The National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN): a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).
- Innopsych: InnoPsych’s mission is to bring healing to communities of color by changing the face and feel of therapy. They strive to make therapists of color more visible in the community by creating a path to wellness-themed business ownership; to make it faster (and easier) for people of color to match with a therapist of color; and to create a major shift in how communities of color (or POCs) view therapy.
- The SIWE Project: a non-profit dedicated to promoting mental health awareness throughout the global Black community.
- The Steve Fund: an organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.
The following organizations are among those that offer additional information on this subject, focusing on outreach to Black and African American communities:
Capstone Institute/Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk, Howard University
Black and African American LGBTQ Youth Report
National Black Nurses Association
LGBTQ Psychotherapists of Color Directory
Association of Black Psychologists Directory
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