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.
- 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.
- 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 Foundation – an organization with a vision to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community.
- NAMI Resource – Sharing Hope: Speaking with African Americans about Mental Health an hour-long presentation that can help increase mental health awareness in African American communities by addressing a number of important topics.
American Psychiatric Association Resource – Best Practices for Working with African American Patients – Rahn Kennedy Bailey, MD, DFAPA, chairman of the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, shares some best practices for treating patients of African decent.