July is BIPOC Mental Health Month, the annual observance of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) Mental Health Month, previously known as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. The observance comes at a critical time as concerns regarding psychological and emotional well-being are at an all-time high for young people and students, especially those from underrepresented communities.
EveryMind has partnered with Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI), a part of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, and Primary Care Coalition (PCC) to provide training at increasing the mental wellness of Montgomery County’s Asian American community while decreasing the stigma associated with mental health.
Content for the videos was developed in response to surveys sent through community partners serving the Asian community and focus on stress reduction. EveryMind was pleased to work with American Diversity Group, Vietnamese American Services, Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington, Chinese Culture and Community Service Center, Islamic Center of Maryland, CCI Health Services, Asian American Inter Community Service, Montgomery County Muslim Foundation, and the many partner organizations and individuals whose contributions to this program were invaluable. This program and its activities are funded by AAHI, a part of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, and the PCC.
The videos are available in Hindi, Urdu, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese and include a survey for viewers to provide feedback. The surveys are vital to this project and will help us bring more trainings like these to you.
Melanin & Mental Health® was born out of a desire to connect individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. They are committed to promoting the growth and healing of communities through our website, online directory, and monthly events.
Therapy In Color was created to ensure all individuals had access to mental health therapy by someone who promoted authenticity and cultural diversity. Therapy In Color is about having a community where Black, Indigenous, and people of color come together, learn from one another, and heal together.
The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization that actively works to transform mental health for queer and trans people of color in North America. Together we build the capacity of QTPoC (queer and trans people of color), and mental health practitioners, increase access to healing justice resources and provide technical assistance to social justice movement organizations to integrate healing justice into their work. Our overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC.
La National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) es una organización de justicia curativa que trabaja activamente para transformar la salud mental de las personas queer y trans de color en Norteamérica. Juntos desarrollamos la capacidad de los profesionales de la salud mental de las personas queer y trans de color, aumentamos el acceso a los recursos de justicia curativa y proporcionamos asistencia técnica a las organizaciones del movimiento de justicia social para que integren la justicia curativa en su trabajo. Nuestro objetivo general es aumentar el acceso a los recursos de justicia curativa para QTPoC.
A comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. They strive to promote holistic health and positive growth in our local communities and nation at large.
Native Americans for Community Action, Inc. provides quality healthcare services to the Native and non-Native populations of Flagstaff, and other surrounding communities. NACA accepts and provides services to all ethnic groups of all ages, focusing on holistic and family care, and we prioritize the overall wellbeing of our patients by honoring their customs, culture, and beliefs. Our providers and all clinic staff have had extensive experience and training in working with Native American patients.
The mission of the Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI), part of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, is to improve the health and wellness of Asian American communities in Montgomery County by applying equity, community engagement, and data-driven approaches.
It is the mission of AMHC to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community.
The Institute for Muslim Mental Health (IMMH) has been mobilizing mental health professionals interested in caring for Muslims to exchange resources, disseminate original research on Muslim mental health, train professionals and community leaders, mentor students and young professionals, and connected American Muslims to mental health services.
Provides opportunities as a community to discuss and act on our unique experiences as Asian American young adults on the topics considered taboo or under-represented in our cultures, including identity development, sexual health, reproductive health, mental health, racism, LGBTQ+ issues, community-building, consent, and healthy relationships. We welcome input and collaboration from all those of self-identified South Asian and South Asian American descent and interest, including but not limited to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and the Indo-Caribbean diaspora.
BEAM is a national training, movement building, and grant-making institution that is dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.
Their vision is to improve mental health in Black communities by building culturally-competent resources, programs, and education across the country.
We work to ensure that health incorporates the best of science, culture, and community. We achieve this by listening to the individual, investing in leading community-based organizations, working with national partners, examining and improving the resources and systems available, and designing solutions to make health a part of each person’s life. We continually work to improve the quality of care and its availability to all.
Latinx Therapy was founded in 2018 with the mission to destigmatize mental health in the Latinx community. Since then, we have expanded to become a bilingual podcast and national directory to find Latinx Therapists (98% of our directory are Spanish speakers). Latinx Therapy strives to provide culturally-grounded workshops and services to our community.