Mental Health Resources for Black, Indigenous People and People of Color
AAKOMA Project, Inc.
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. Find local chapter information here.
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
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.
5 Black Mental Health Resources to Fight the Harmful Effects of Racism
- Therapy for Black Girls
- Therapy for Black Men
- Melanin & Mental Health
- Open Path Collective
- Ethel’s Club
Innocence Project exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.
Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, Boston College
- Curing the Disease of “Implicit Bias” Requires Self-Diagnosing Internalized Racism
- Dismantling Racism in Higher Education: 3 Practical Steps to Better Support the Well-Being of Black Students
- Mental Health Providers Supporting clients of color: self-care, community care for you
- Racial Trauma Tool Kit
International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA)
Racial inequities in early intervention: Time to acknowledge the elephant in the room
Journal of Community Health
Mental Health America
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.
Opportunities to share on social media how racism has affected mental health and show resiliency with the hashtag #ImpactOfTrauma. Tag MHA on Facebook (@mentalhealthamerica), Twitter (@MentalHealthAm) or Instagram (@mentalhealthamerica)
National Alliance on Mental Illness
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:
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
International Student Mental Health Before and During COVID-19, a webinar by Dr. Justin Chen
Increasing Student Engagement: Outreach to Marginalized Populations on Campus, a webinar by Dr. Juanita Martin
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
Policy Research Associates
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
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.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Support Black People
The Steve Fund
The Steve Fund is dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.
Write About Now (WAN) Poetry
An Instagram page for poetry contributions.