Celebrating Black History Month: A Focus on Black Mental Health and Well-Being

Well Being Trust joins the nation in celebrating Black History Month and honoring the rich contributions & culture of Black Americans.  As we focus on Black Mental Health and Well-Being throughout February, we are sharing resources that support Black mental wellness.

  • AAKOMA Project – a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping diverse teenagers, young adults, and their families achieve optimal mental health.
  • BEAM (Black Emotional & Mental Health Collective) – an organization dedicated to removing the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing through education, training, advocacy, and the creative arts.
  • Black Mental Health Alliance – An organization that is working to develop, promote and sponsor trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and their communities.
  • Brother, You’re on My Mind: Changing the National Dialogue Regarding Mental Health Among African American Men – To help start conversations about mental health, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities launched this initiative that uses a variety of activities to raise awareness of the mental health challenges associated with depression and stress that affect African American men and their families.
  • Center for Healing Racial Trauma – an organization dedicated to using love, liberation, equity, and creativity informed therapeutic interventions to help racially/ethnically marginalized people heal from racism.
  • The Association of Black Psychologists – an organization that promotes social justice, cultural psychology, racial/ethnic identity and multicultural competencies, and addresses challenges facing the black community.
  • Hurdle Health – A digital platform revolutionizing mental health care by providing services with a focus on culturally sensitive self-care support for people of color.
  • Sista Afya – A social enterprise that provides low-cost mental wellness services that center the experiences of Black women
  • The Steve Fund –  An organization offering an array of virtual and in-person programs and services grounded in research and best practices designed to address the mental health and wellbeing of young people of color and ensure they have an equal opportunity to thrive in their academic and career pursuits.
  •  The Confess Project – An organization committed to building a culture of mental health for Black boys, men, and their families.
  • Therapy for Black Girls  An online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
  • Black Girls Smile – an organization with  a mission to provide young Black women with education, resources, and support to lead mentally healthy lives.
  • Therapy for Black Men – A directory of therapists and coaches throughout the 50 state providing judgement-free, multiculturally-competent care to Black men. 
  • Therapy in Color – an organization created to help ensure all individuals have access to mental health therapy by someone who promotes authenticity and cultural diversity.
  • The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundationan organization with a vision to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community.