Black Mental Health Resources

The Women’s Center is committed to promoting racial equality in our organization and mental health in general. We have created this webpage to promote organizations and other resources that are already doing great work for Black mental health. This is a living collection of resources; so if you see any resources that are missing, please reach out to rballinger@thewomenscenter.org.

Organizations and Foundations

Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
“Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation works to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community by partnering with other nonprofit organizations who offer programs that educate, celebrate, and make visible the positive impact of mental health wellness.”

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
“BEAM is a training, movement building and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.”

The Loveland Foundation
“Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. Our resources and initiatives are collaborative and they prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing. We are becoming the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

Melanin and Mental Health
Melanin & Mental Health was born out of a desire to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities and committed to the growth and healing of these communities.

Therapy for Black Girls
“Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.”

Therapy for Black Men
A site for men and boys of color to have a dedicated place to visit when seeking support for mental health guidance or professionals. In addition, this site was created to help strip away the stigmatization associated with men of color regarding therapy in their communities at large.

Ourselves Black
A magazine dedicated to Black mental health.

Podcasts

Balanced Black Girl Podcast
“Balanced Black Girl is a podcast dedicated to helping you feel your best. Tune in for approachable health, self-care, personal development, and well-being advice from Black women wellness experts.”

Between Sessions Podcast
“[dope therapists + dope conversations] Two brown chicks changing the face of therapy on both sides of the couch.”

The Homecoming Podcast with Dr. Thema
“The Homecoming Podcast with Dr. Thema is a podcast to facilitate your journey home to yourself by providing weekly inspiration and health tips.”

Ourselves Black
“Listen as Senior Editor Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson, interviews mental health experts on a variety of topics and also provides a glimpse into the mental health journeys of others.”

Apps

The Safe Place

Shine: Calm Anxiety & Stress

Articles

Grief is a direct impact of racism: Eight ways to support yourself by Roberta K. Timothy

Black mental health matters: How to cope during a time of social injustice, according to experts by Jacqueline Laurean Yates

The Four Bodies: A Holistic Toolkit for Coping with Racial Trauma by Jacquelyn Ogorchukwu

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

Balanced Black Girl | Community Healing Guide

8 Life-Changing Statements To Tell Black Boys And Girls Everyday by Nyamekye

8 Black Therapists on Their Best Advice for Coping Right Now by Patia Braithwaite

Ask a Therapist: Black Mental Health by Minaa B.

It’s Okay for Black People to Take a Break Right Now by Patia Braithwaite

Racial Trauma in Film: How Viewers Can Address Re-traumatization by Tiarra McKinney

 

*Any reference obtained from this webpage to a specific product, process, or service does not constitute or imply an endorsement by The Women’s Center.