RESOURCES AND SUPPORT FOR BLACK, INDIGENOUS, AND OTHER PEOPLE OF COLOR
SISTA AFYA COMMUNITY MENTAL WELLNESS
The mission of Chicago-based Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness is to sustain mental wellness of Black women through building community, sharing information, and connecting Black women to quality mental wellness services. Though direct services are provided by this organization only in the Chicago metropolitan area, their website offers guidance and resources to support the mental wellness of Black women across the African Diaspora.
THE LOVELAND FOUNDATION
The 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. The Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally who are seeking high quality, culturally competent services.
THE NATIONAL QUEER AND TRANS THERAPISTS OF COLOR NETWORK
NQTTCN is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for black, indigenous, latinx and other people of color who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, two-spirit, gender non-conforming, gender-queer, and non-binary people. This organization works at the intersection of movements for social justice and the field of mental health to integrate healing justice into both of these spaces. The overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for queer and transgender people of color (QTPoC).
The website includes a directory of mental health practitioners with offices throughout Southern and Northern California, and on the East Coast. You will also find information about the Mental health Fund which awards some financial support for therapy through an application process.
THERAPY FOR BLACK GIRLS
Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. The website includes a blog and a mental health providers directory. Visitors to the site can also listen to the Therapy for Black Girls Podcast, a weekly chat about mental health, personal development, and more. The podcasts are also available through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify.
THERAPY FOR BLACK MEN
In partnership with licensed mental health professionals and coaches in private practice throughout the fifty states, TherapyForBlackMen.org provides proactive, multiculturally competent care to men of color. The organization makes it easy for clients and therapists and coaches to connect with each other. The website includes a blog, articles, and a listing of supportive resources.
BLACK MENTAL HEALTH ALLIANCE
Develops, promotes, and sponsors trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities. Referral information is for black therapists and black psychiatrists. As there are few black psychiatrists in California, it is best to view all of them rather than search by zip code.
BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective)
BEAM is 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 and marginalized communities. Working at the intersection of social justice and mental health, BEAM trains individuals and organizations in culturally sensitive mental health strategies to heal their communities and workplaces.
The mission of BEAM is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. The organization affirms the value of all Black lives, including Cis and transgender, heterosexual, gender non-conforming, disabled and able-bodied, lesbian, queer, gay and bisexual Black people.
BEAM offers education and training for advocates, activists, educators, and organizations working in and supporting Black communities. The website includes graphics, articles, toolkits and worksheets, as well as virtual workshops. You will also find The Black Virtual Therapist Network, a listing of licensed clinicians who are certified to provide telemental health services in California and other states.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR AGAINST SUICIDE (NOPCAS)
The National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide, founded by suicide loss survivor, Dr. Donna Barnes, works to increase suicide education and awareness, and reduce the stigma of suicide among communities of color through training and advocacy.
NOPCAS serves as the only national organization of its kind addressing the issue of suicide prevention and intervention, specifically in communities of color. Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, the organization primarily collaborates with minorities and institutions that are ignored or unaware in the area of suicide prevention.