Mental Health Resources for Black Folks

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I’m not going to wax white poetic. Now isn’t the time or space for my whiteness. But I get enough views on this little blog that I should provide these resources. Below are ways for black folks who read this to access the mental health resources you deserve and that you may be needing now more than ever. I love you. You’re not alone.

GENERAL INFORMATION

African American Mental Health” – NAMI

“Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, your concerns or experiences and how you understand and cope with these conditions may be different.”

Mental Health America

“Black/African Americans of all ages are more likely to be victims of serious violent crime than are non-Hispanic whites, making them more likely to meet the diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Black/African Americans are also twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to be diagnosed with schizophrenia. [4]”

FIND HELP

Association of Black Psychologists

“Black/African Centered psychology is ultimately concerned with understanding the systems of meaning of human beingness, the features of human functioning, and the restoration of normal/natural order to human development.”

Black Therapist Directory

“We are a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.”

EMPOWERMENT

Pretty Brown Girl

“Over the past eight years, Pretty Brown Girl has helped thousands of girls across the country to have increased self-esteem with our unique empowerment products, K-12 After-School Program, Clubs and National Events.”

Therapy for Black Girls

“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.”

Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness

“Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness has a community support approach to mental wellness. We believe that community support for people living with mental health conditions can foster healing, growth, freedom, and self-actualization.”

HOTLINES

Crisis Textline

Text SMILE to 741-741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-8255

Kids in Crisis CT/NY Area

Call 203-661-1911

 

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“I am not the color of my eyes
I am not the skin on the outside
I am not my age
I am not my race – my soul inside is all light” – India Arie
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2 thoughts on “Mental Health Resources for Black Folks

  1. I recently read a really good book called The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health by Rheeda Walker. It’s written by a Black woman and aimed at Black people.

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