BIPOC Mental Health Resources
The following resources are curated in solidarity and support of students, faculty and staff at Alfred University who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and to forward the cause of anti-racism by increasing access to mental health resources.
- Association of Black Psychologists Directory
- Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
- Inclusive Therapists
- LGBTQ Psychotherapists of Color Directory
- National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
- Psychology Today Directory of African American Therapists
- Therapy for Black Girls
- Therapy for Black Men
BIPOC Mental Health Resources
- The Asian Mental Health Project - Aims to educate and empower Asian communities seeking mental healthcare.
- Behavioral Health Division of the Indian Health Service - Promotes the integration of behavioral health and primary care treatment, while respecting the balance, wellness, and resilience of AI/AN people.
- Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) - Group aimed at removing the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. They do this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts.
- Black Lives Matter Meditations - Guided meditation directed toward healing racial trauma.
- Black Men Heal - Limited and selective free mental health service opportunities for Black men.
- Health in Her Hue - A digital platform connecting Black women to culturally competent healthcare providers, telehealth services, and health content.
- Black Mental Health Alliance - 410-338-2642, Provides information and resources and a “Find a Therapist” locator to connect with a culturally competent mental health professional.
- Black Mental Wellness - Provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, as well as training opportunities for students and professionals.
- Black Women’s Health Imperative - Organization advancing health equity and social justice for Black women through policy, advocacy, education, research and leadership development.
- Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation - BLHF has launched the COVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy Support Campaign to raise money for mental health services provided by licensed clinicians in our network. Individuals with life-changing stressors and anxiety related to the coronavirus will have the cost for up to five (5) individual sessions defrayed on a first come, first serve basis until all funds are committed or exhausted.
- Brother You’re on My Mind - An initiative launched by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and NIMHD to raise awareness of the mental health challenges associated with depression and stress that affect Black men and families. Website offers an online toolkit that provides Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapters with the materials needed to educate fellow fraternity brothers and community members on depression and stress in Black men.
- Dear Black Women Project - An affirmation movement for Black women by Black women – includes affirmations, resources, therapist connection, and events.
- Ebony’s Mental Health Resources by State - List of Black-owned and focused mental health resources by state as compiled by Ebony magazine.
- Henry Health - Provides culturally sensitive self-care support and teletherapy for Black men and their families. Currently in pilot program available only to residents of MD, VA and DC. Residents of other states can join their waiting list and will be notified when Henry Health is available in their state.
- The Loveland Foundation - Prioritizes opportunity, action, validation, and healing for communities of color with a particular focus on Black girls and women. Includes a therapy fund to provide assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy nationally.
- Melanin and Mental Health - Connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. Promotes the growth and healing of diverse communities through its website, online directory and events.
- The Nap Ministry - Explores and promotes the healing power of napping for BIPOC communities – with a focus on Black people – whose rest is challenged by the ever-present trauma in their lives.
- One Sky Center - National resource center for American Indigenous and Alaskan Indigenous communities for access to health, education, and research.
- Ourselves Black - Provides information on promoting mental health and developing positive coping mechanisms through a podcast, online magazine and online discussion groups.
- POC Online Classroom - Contains readings on the importance of self-care, mental health care, and healing for people of color and within activist movements.
- Sista Afya - Organization that provides mental wellness education, resource connection and community support for Black women.
- The SIWE Project - Non-profit dedicated to promoting mental health awareness throughout the global Black community.
- The Steve Fund - Organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.
- Unapologetically Us - Online community for Black women to seek support.
- We R Native - For indigenous youth: information about health, relationships, education—all things youth-centered. Also offers various contests and grants
Self-Care for Individuals Who Are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
We recognize that many mental health conditions are being triggered as a result of the coronavirus, the economic crisis and repeated racist incidents and death.
Learn more about mental health conditions including anxiety disorders, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder.
- Article on coping with anticipatory grief.
- Article on coping with traumatic stress.
- Article on Racial Battle Fatigue.
Understanding and Addressing Social Determinants of Health that Impact Mental Health
- Article on improving the health of Black Americans and the overdue opportunity for social justice.
- Video on understanding the social determinants of health and toxic stress.
- Video on the social determinants of toxic stress, specifically race and ethnic toxic stress.
- APA Stress & Trauma Toolkitfor treating Black Americans in a changing political and social environment.
Ways to Take Action as an Ally or Champion for Community Members Who Are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
- Article on being a white ally through word, actions and power.
- Article on being a white ally for racial justice.
- Community based organizations to partner with: Color of Change, Black Lives Matter, Change Zero, The Innocent Project.