Mental Health Resources

Resources for Black Folk

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Group aimed at removing the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. They do this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts.

Black Men Heal
Limited and selective free mental health service opportunities for Black men.

Black Mental Health Alliance 
Provides information and resources and a “Find a Therapist” locator to connect with a

culturally competent mental health professional.

 

Black Mental Wellness
Provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, as well as training opportunities for students and professionals.

 

Black Women’s Health Imperative
Organization advancing health equity and social justice for Black women through policy, advocacy, education, research and leadership development.

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.

Melanin and Mental Health
Connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. Promotes the growth and healing of diverse communities through its website, online directory and events.

POC Online Classroom
Contains readings on the importance of self care, mental health care, and healing for people of color and within activist movements.

 

Sista Afya
Organization that provides mental wellness education, resource connection and community support

for Black women.

 

Therapy for Black Girls
Online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. Offers listing of mental health professionals across the country who provide high quality, culturally competent services to Black women and girls, an informational podcast and an online support community.

Treatment Directories

Association of Black Psychologists Directory

Inclusive Therapists

Innopsych

LGBTQ Psychotherapists of Color Directory

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

Psychology Today Directory of African American Therapists

Therapy for Black Men

Resources for White Allies Who Want to Educate Themselves

Video on understanding racism and the reactions to the death of George Floyd and many other

Article on “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”

List of Anti-Racism resources

Article on being a white ally through word, actions and power

Article on being a white ally for racial justice

Books to Read:

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD

How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson

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