Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Programs Specifically Made for the Black Community

 Nationally

  • Crisis Text Line: http://www.crisistextline.org/
    • A free and confidential 24/7 support line for those in crisis in the U.S.
    • A live, trained crisis counselor will answer your text within minutes
  • The Loveland Foundation: https://thelovelandfoundation.org/
    • The Loveland Foundation raises money to provide financial assistance to black women and girls nationally who are seeking therapy.
    • Their goal is to help members of diverse racial and ethnic groups overcome barriers affecting access to treatment.
  • NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • The Safe Place: a minority mental health app that educates and raises more awareness of mental health & mental illness in the black community
    • The app is free for download on iOS & Android
  • The Liberate Meditation App: this meditation app was designed specifically for people of color, created by an Afro-Latino man
    • The app provides meditations that touch on the pain of racial discrimination, and educates users on how to nurture their feelings in the wake of microaggressions in order to care for their mental health
    • Black women comprise the largest group of users
    • https://liberatemeditation.com/
  • Therapy in Color: https://www.therapyincolor.org/
    • Strives to create spaces for healing with the goal of making sure that Black, Indigenous, and other people of color can access psychotherapy by culturally diverse professionals
    • The organization provides a blog, directory of therapists, and resources to help patients better manage mental health problems
  • Black Mental Health Alliance: https://blackmentalhealth.com/
    • This organization provides a database of black psychiatrists, a questionnaire to match prospective patients with therapists, and other resources
    • They also promote/organize educational forums, training and referral services to support the black community
  • How Adults can Help Black Youth with Mental Health
  • ABC News’ Janai Norman shares her mental health journey

  • BestColleges.com created a mental health resource for black women. Resources cover:

                 Why Mental Health Support Is Important for Black Women

                 Barriers to Mental Health Care for Black Women

                 Mental Health Resources for Black Women

          Visit: https://www.bestcolleges.com/blog/black-womens-mental-health/

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