BIPOC Mental Health
Below you will find resources that may be helpful for yourself, a friend or a family member.
Black and African American Communities
Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM): BEAM is a training, movement building and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black communities. BEAM envisions a world where there are no barriers to Black Healing.
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation: This organization is working to change the perception of mental illness in the African-American community by encouraging people to get the help they need; focuses on stigma/self- stigma reduction and building trust between Black people and the mental health field. See their directory of mental health providers and programs that serve the Black community.
The Loveland Foundation: This foundation provides financial assistance to Black women & girls seeking therapy.
Dr. Ebony’s My Therapy Cards: A self-exploration card deck created by a Black female psychologist for other women of color, created with the intention of helping other women of color grow and elevate in the areas of emotional and mental health.
Therapy for Latinx: A national mental health resource for the Latinx community; provides resources for Latinx community to heal, thrive, and become advocates for their own mental health. Also includes a therapist directory.
Latinx Therapy: An organization working to break the stigma of mental health related to the Latinx community; learn self-help techniques, how to support self & others.
Asian American/Pacific Islander Communities
Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA): An organization dedicated to advancing the mental health and wellbeing of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy.
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum: Focused on improving the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Sign up for a weekly digital “community care package” which includes inspirational stories, resources in a variety of languages, tools for adjusting and managing mental health, and a platform to share your story/connect with others.
Asian American Health Initiative: An organization responding to the health needs of Asian Americans. Resources are provided in 5 different languages on a variety of topics.
Native and Indigenous Communities
Indigenous Story Studio: A Canadian organization that creates illustrations, posters, videos, and comic books on health and social issues for youth.
One Sky Center – The American Indian/Alaska Native National Resource Center for Health, Education, and Research: This group is working to improve prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use problems and services among Native people. There are a number of downloadable resources, of particular note is their Guide to Suicide Prevention.
WeRNative: A comprehensive health resource for Native youth by Native youth, promoting holistic health and positive growth in local communities and the nation at large
The Trevor Project: The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25, including the TrevorLifeline, which provides 24/7 support via phone, text, or online instant messaging
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network: A healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer & trans people of color (QTPoC). Of note, they have a Mental Health Fund for Queer and Trans People of Color and a Mental Health Practitioner Directory.
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN): A national network of educators, students, and local chapters working to give students a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ+ inclusive education. See their resources for educators and resources for students (to create change in their own schools).
Human Rights Campaign: America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality. Their website has a wealth of information and resources for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. Resources are organized by topic – including content on individual identities, communities of color, workplace, and more.