- The Safe Place, a mental health app
The Safe Place is a minority mental health app geared towards the Black community. The purpose of The Safe Place is to bring more awareness, education, and hope to this serious issue. Not only can the Black community benefit from this app, but also mental health professionals, friends, and family of ALL colors can be better educated on this issue and do a service by directing their Black friends, co-workers, etc. to the app. All races go through mental illness, but we also can experience it differently because of our race and social backgrounds.
- Melanin & Mental Health, podcasts, articles, and therapist research
Melanin & Mental Health® was born out of a desire to connect individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black and Latinx/Hispanic communities. Melanin & Mental Health® is committed to promoting the growth and healing of communities through our website, online directory, and monthly events.
- Therapy for Black Girls, geared towards Black women seeking therapy
To be seen, to be heard, and to be understood. So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevents Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. This space was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant. <
- National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, a healing justice organization
NQTTCN was officially launched in May 2016, as a call to organize mental health practitioners, to establish a network where therapists can deepen their analysis of healing justice, and where QTPoC community can connect to care. The digital seeds for NQTTCN were planted in 2015 by founder Erica Woodland in an email to close colleagues and comrades. Deeply inspired by a grassroots group of Queer Therapists of Color, QTOC, which was founded in 2009 to provide support and leadership development to mental health practitioners in the San Francisco Bay Area, Erica combined his clinical experience with movement-building experience to launch this vision.
- Therapy for Black Men, geared towards Black men seeking therapy
TherapyForBlackMen.org is a directory to help men of color in their search for a therapist. Using the directory, men can search by therapist location and specialization. Searching by location, the results will include the therapists near you and will display their credentials, location, and the issues they treat.
- The Unplug Collective, free, accessible storytelling for Black and Brown people
Unplug, at its core, is a place where Black and Brown womxn and nonbinary folks can share their stories about existing in their bodies without being silenced or censored. Whether it be about mental health, body image, fatphobia, medical discrimination, gender, or something else, any story that gives us your valued and often untold perspective about living in your body is something you should send to us!
- COVID-19 Response Therapist Resource, a community-sourced list
This is a list of therapists who responded to the @browngirltherapy callout for any mental health care professionals of color who are currently accepting new clients for teletherapy during the pandemic. Organized by state.
- Third Root Community Health Center, free, guided meditation and yoga classes for BIPOC and QTPOC
Third Root has waived fees for their BIPOC yoga class and their QTPOC guided meditation, and they have created a “BIPOC Healing Gathering for Grief and Loss Support.”
- The Four Bodies: A Holistic Toolkit for Coping With Racial Trauma by Jacquelyn Ogorchukwu
A resource from The Nappy Head Club (a community for anyone who has ever been told they weren’t good enough), this is a guide for healing for the Black and underrepresented: we explore the reclamation of our Black identity. We see you, and we celebrate you.
- The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, offering free therapy for communities of color
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation offers therapy services for those impacted by COVID-19 and is extending services to cover those impacted directly or indirectly by the injustice and maltreatment of African Americans observed over the last few weeks. BLHF is committed to being part of the long-term solution. Round 2 applications opened on June 5.
- 55 Mental Health Resources for People of Color, published by Online MSW Programs
This guide has compiled informational resources for culturally diverse populations such as African Americans, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Latinx Americans, and Native Americans/Alaska Natives. Readers can find mental health resources, podcasts, and advocacy organizations to help address behavioral and emotional health needs, treatment, and how to find care.
- 61 Mental Health & Substance Use Resources for the BIPOC Community, published by The Summit Wellness Group
It is no secret that the mental health of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color) is disproportionately affected compared to that of their white counterparts. According to Mental Health America, 17% of Black people and 23% of Native Americans live with a mental illness. People who identify as two or more races are more likely to report mental illness than any other racial or ethnic group. This is because, along with the internal struggles and trauma that many people face, BIPOC must also withstand racial injustices that intersect every facet of their lives. These hardships that fall on entire communities have detrimental effects on mental health and contribute to increased anxiety, depression, and stress.