Coordinating Centers of Excellence

Mental Health Resources for Black, Indigenous People and People of Color

AAKOMA Project, Inc.

Mental Health Research and Care for ALL

Black Lives Matter

The mission of Black Lives Matter is to bring justice, healing and freedom to Black people across the globe and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.

Black Visions Collective

Black Visions Collective envisions a world in which ALL Black Lives Matter and uses the guidance and brilliance of our ancestors as well as the teachings of our own experiences to pursue our commitment to dismantling systems of oppression and violence. We are determined in our pursuit of dignity and equity for all.

Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health


 Debby Irving, Racial Justice Educator and Writer


Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan Diversity Campus Assessment Climate Toolkit

Equal Justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Equity in Mental Health Framework

Equity in Mental Health Framework Toolkit


55 Mental Health Resources for People of Color



5 Black Mental Health Resources to Fight the Harmful Effects of Racism

5 Resources

Innocence Project

Innocence Project exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

Institute for the Study of Race and Culture, Boston College

International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA)

Racial inequities in early intervention: Time to acknowledge the elephant in the room


Journal of Community Health

The Changing Characteristics of African-American Adolescent Suicides, 2001-2017

Mental Health America

BIPOC Mental Health BIPOC mental health statistics information about healthcare disparities and policy issues. Includes a BIPOC Mental Health Infographic and BIPOC Mental Health Toolkit.

Racial Trauma Includes information on distinct types of racial trauma or race-based traumatic stress (RBTS), multi-cultural mental health treatment resources for RBTS, and information and resources for preventing RBTS and helping communities heal from RBTS.


National Minority Mental Health Month

Practice Brief: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Care for Early Psychosis

Practice Brief: Cultural Considerations in Applying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups with Serious Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Finding Mental Health Care That Fits Your Cultural Background Tips on researching providers, what questions to ask and other things individuals can do to help ensure that their mental health care fits their cultural background.

Identity and Cultural Dimensions Discusses the importance of cultural competence, disparities in accessing care, promoting a culture of equity and inclusion, providing culturally and linguistically appropriate care and advocating for change. Includes links to information about:

Black/African American



Racial Disparities in Mental Health and Criminal Justice

Strength Over Silence: Stories of Courage, Culture and Community Through candid and courageous stories of lived experience, these mental health champions share their resilience and recovery, emphasizing the importance of culture and identity in the mental health movement.

National Center for State Courts, Pretrial Justice Center for Courts

Special Populations – resources related to gender, race, and ethnicity and mental health

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Resources for parents and caregivers, children and teens, mental health providers, child welfare and juvenile justice professionals, healthcare providers, educators and school staff and policy makers.

NEOMED Ohio Program for Campus Safety & Mental Health

A Class of Our Own: Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Students of Color, a webinar by Dr. Kamesha Spates

Breaking the Silences in the Model Minority: Asian American and International Student Mental Health Before and During COVID -19, a presentation by Dr. Justin A. Chen

International Student Mental Health Before and During COVID-19, a webinar by Dr. Justin A. Chen

Increasing Student Engagement: Outreach to Marginalized Populations on Campus, a webinar by Dr. Juanita Martin

Investing in the Mental Health and Academic Success of Students of Color, a presentation by Dr. David Rivera

North America CBT for Psychosis Network

The North America CBT for Psychosis Network shares a statement of its commitment to improving BIPOC mental health care and what it pledges to do to meet that commitment.

Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Discusses systemic racism, co-morbidity, genetic and lifestyle differences, social stigma and mistrust, lack of understanding and financial barriers to mental health treatment.

Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Minority Health Resources

Office of Minority Health Spanish website

Policy Research Associates

Racial and Ethnic Disparities at the Intersection of Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice: A Message to Communities

Prevention Institute

Building Bridges: The Strategic Imperative for Advancing Health Equity and Racial Justice


BIPOC Mental Health Resources and Anti-Racist Actions for Allies

Psychiatry Online

Structural Disadvantage and Culture, Race, and Ethnicity in Early Psychosis Services: International Provider Survey by Nev Jones, Ph.D., Sarah Kamens, Ph.D., Oladunni Oluwoye, Ph.D., Franco Mascayano, M.P.H., Chris Perry, L.F.M.T., Marc Manseau, M.D., M.P.H., and Michael T. Compton, M.D., M.P.H.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Caring for Mental Health in Communities of Color During COVID-19

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture


Sentencing Project

The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by producing groundbreaking research to promote reforms in sentencing policy, address unjust racial disparities and practices and to advocate for alternatives to incarceration.


44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network, National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

The Opioid Crisis and the Black/African American Population: An Urgent Issue


Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community 

Support Black People

Resources for Black (Trans)women & LGBT+ People

The Steve Fund

The Steve Fund is dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.


The Science of Equality: Addressing Implicit Bias, Anxiety, and Stereotype Threat in Education and Health Care*

Write About Now (WAN) Poetry

An Instagram page for poetry contributions.