Psychiatry

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. 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

RING THE ALARM: THE CRISIS OF BLACK YOUTH SUICIDE IN AMERICA*

 Debby Irving, Racial Justice Educator and Writer

 21-DAY RACIAL EQUITY HABIT BUILDING CHALLENGE©

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.

GOODGOODGOOD

ANTIRACISM RESOURCES

Health.com

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

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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 and Promotion of Race and Culture, Boston College

 

International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA)

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

RACIAL INEQUITIES

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 2020 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.

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:

Black/African American

Latinx-Hispanic

LGBTIQ+

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

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.

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

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

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month home page

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

PsychHub

Race, Racism and Mental Health Resources

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

BLACK LIBERATION READING LIST

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.

Self

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

Support Black People

Support Black People offers information about national resources, including legal services, action lists, funding and 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.

UCLA

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.

Contact

Debbie McConnell
Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 330.325.6690
Email: dmcconne@neomed.edu

INTERIM DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Douglas A. Smith, M.D., DFAPA
Phone: 330.325.6397
Email: dougsmith@admboard.org

Department of Psychiatry

College of Medicine at NEOMED