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Black and African Descent Resources

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Black Mental Health Organizations

  • The Aakoma Project: Helps diverse teenagers and their families achieve optimal mental health through dialogue, learning, and the understanding that everyone deserves care and support.
  • All Walks of Life: Black owned and operated mental and behavioral health facilities in Maryland.
  • Academic for Black Survival and Wellness: An organization of Black counseling psychologists and their colleagues who practice Black allyship.
  • Association of Black Psychologists Directory: A listing of psychologists who are members of The Association of Black Psychologists and own and operate their own private practice business or are employed as therapists, and have elected to participate in this directory.
  • Ayana Therapy - Online Mental Health Therapy for Marginalized & Intersectional Communities. 
  • Black of Emotional and Mental Health Collective: A training, movement building, and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.
  • Black Femal Therapists:Directory to help women in their search for a Black or Brown therapist.
  • Black Girls Can Heal: Focuses on helping women of color discover their immense internal power, while eliminating all that is holding them back. Highlights other Black and Brown healing organizations as well.
  • Black GIrls Smile Inc.: Promotes positive mental health for young African American girls.
  • 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 Health Visibility: A social enterprise with a mission to provide representation, education and culturally competent support to Black youth in the community.
  • 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 Therapists Rock:An organization dedicated to healing the wounds of racism and generational trauma; and includes an online therapists directory through Tru Circle.
  • Black Women's Health Imperative: Organization advancing health equity and social justice for Black women through policy, advocacy, education, research and leadership development.
  • The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation: Provides support for and brings awareness to mental health issues that plague the African American community.
  • 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.
  • Brown Girl Therapy: Offers a list through Instagram bio link of mental health care professionals of color who are currently accepting new clients for teletherapy right now as people struggle with the pandemic.
  • 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.
  • Ebony's Mental Health Resources: List of Black-owned and focused mental health resources by state as compiled by Ebony magazine.
  • Ethel's Club: The first social and wellness platform designed to celebrate people of color.
  • Eustress: Raises awareness on the importance of mental health in underserved communities, allowing individuals to identify and overcome challenges to achieve a healthier and productive lifestyle.
  • The Foundation for Black Women's Wellness: A Wisconsin based non-profit organization committed to mobilizing African American women to pursue and sustain mind-body-spirit wellness, and to raise the visibility and support of Black women’s health as a community and public health priority.
  • Healing Black Women: A safe space designed to encourage & promote all forms of wellness & health for Black women. 
  • Henry Health: Provides culturally sensitive self-care support and teletherapy for Black men and their families.
  • Inclusive Therapists: Aims to make the process of seeking therapy simpler and safer for all people, especially marginalized populations.
  • Innopsych: Connecting faster and easier for people of color to match with a therapist of color; and strives to make therapists of color more visible in the community.
  • Lee Thompson Young Foundation: Dedicated to erasing the stigma associated with mental illness, advancing holistic health treatments, and improving the young lives of all those impacted.
  • The Loveland Foundation: Provides financial support for therapy for Black women and girls.
  • Melanated Social Work Podcast: Shares mental health resources, information, and discussions created and curated by four men of color in the social work field.
  • Melanin and Mental Health: Connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities.
  • My Brother's Keepers Cares: Strives to remain a consistent support network that people can relate to and rely on within the urban environment.
  • National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide: Founded by suicide loss survivor, Dr. Donna Barnes, works to reduce the stigma of suicide prevention among communities of color through training and advocacy.
  • The National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network: A healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).
  • Ourselves Black: Provides information on promoting mental health and developing positive coping mechanisms through a podcast, online magazine and online discussion groups.
  • Project Lets: The Trauma Healing Fund provides grants for Black people to access therapy.
  • Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness: Sustains the mental wellness of Black women through building community, sharing information, and connecting Black women to quality mental wellness services.
  • The Swing Project: Non-profit dedicated to promoting mental health awareness throughout the global Black community.
  • Sober Black Girls Club: A community that provides resources and support to Black girls considering a sober life.
  • Therapy for Black Men: Directory to help men of color in their search for a therapist.
  • Therapy for Queer People of Color: Increases access to quality and inclusive mental healthcare for queer and trans folx of color through empowerment and education.
  • Transparent Black Girl: A wellness collective shattering unconventional stigmas surrounding what it means to be well for Black women.
  • The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation: Addresses mental health conditions and eradicates the effects of trauma on the Black community by providing access to therapeutic resources, creative arts, and education designed to support mental health, physical wellness, and overall development.
  • Unapologetically Us: Online community for Black women to seek support.



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