Understanding Mental Health in the Black and African American Community: Part 3 Resources

To end this week’s blog post series in honor of Black History Month I wanted to provide links to different organizations for Black and African-American Communities.

Organizations and Directories

BEAM, Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective: External link  organization with information on mental health training, toolkits and a directory of licensed Black therapists External link  who can provide online services.

Black Mental Health Alliance: External link  organization that connects individuals with therapists and provides professional training.

Ethel’s Club: External link  social and wellness community where paying members can access group workouts, guided meditations, wellness salons and art workshops as part of the healing process.

Psychology Today Directory of African American Therapists: External link  detailed therapist listings for states and major cities.

Sistah Afya Community Mental Wellness: External link  social impact business that provides mental health education, therapy, community support and resources to help young adult Black women.

Therapy for Black Girls: External link  website associated with a podcast by same name that offers a therapist locator, group chats and blog articles to encourage the wellness of Black women and girls.

Resources and Podcasts

African Americans, Anxiety and Depression Association of America: External link  information on choosing providers and accompanying ADAA articles on topics such as how to overcome unique obstacles and the link between racism and stress and anxiety for Black Americans.

Black/African American, Behavioral Health Equity, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: External link  information page from agency that runs the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) for confidential support for those in distress and National Helpline (800-662-4357) for treatment referral and support.

Black and African American Communities and Mental Health, Mental Health America: External link  fact sheet about prevalence of, attitudes about, and treatment for mental health issues with information specific to bipolar disorder and clinical depression.

Black Mental Matters Podcast: External link  weekly conversations that address mental health disparities in the Black community to break the stigma.

Black Therapist Podcast: External link  discussions about unique issues when dealing with mental health care and mental health diagnosis.

Brother, You’re on My Mind Toolkit, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities: External link  website with educational material, checklists and tips on partnerships, outreach and event planning aimed at African American men.

Minding My Black Business Podcast: External link  series dedicated to the mental health of Black entrepreneurs.

The Safe Place: External link  mental health app for the Black community on Android External link  and iPhone External link .

Sharing Hope: Speaking With African Americans About Mental Health, National Alliance on Mental Illness: External link  presentation about stigma, possibilities of recovery, types of support services and signs of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depression.

Therapy for Black Girls Podcast: External link  weekly chat about mental health, personal development and more for Black women and girls.

These sources are from a previously put-together source called Online MSW Programs I will provide the link below as it also has resources for all people of color. Enjoy and do not forget to check out the original website for additional information!


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