Mental Health Resources for the Black Community

​NAMI Identity and Cultural Dimensions- Black/African Americans



Organizations that support and provide services for Black Mental Health: 

Academics for Black Survival and Wellness an organization of Black counseling psychologists and their colleagues who practice Black allyship.

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) is a training, movement building, and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.

Black Girls Smile Inc. promotes positive mental health for young African American girls.

Black Mental Health Alliance develops, promotes, and sponsors trusted, culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings, and referral services that support the health and wellbeing of Black people and other vulnerable communities.

Black Mental Wellness provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, highlights and increases the diversity of mental health professionals, and decreases the mental health stigma in the Black community. (Instagram)


Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation. To help Black Americans with “life-changing stressors and anxiety” receive mental health services, the organization’s Free Virtual Therapy Support Campaign pays for up to five individual sessions — first come, first served — “until all funds are committed or exhausted.”

Black Female Therapists- directory of black female therapists in the US. 

Eustress raises awareness on the importance of mental health in underserved communities, allowing individuals to identify and overcome challenges to achieve a healthier and productive lifestyle.

Inclusive Therapists aims to make the process of seeking therapy simpler and safer for all people, especially marginalized populations.

Melanin and Mental Health connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities.

National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide, founded by suicide loss survivor, Dr. Donna Barnes, works to reduce the stigma of suicide prevention among communities of color through training and advocacy

Ourselves Black​- provides information about mental health promotion and positive coping through online magazine, blog, podcast and provider directory. ​

Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness sustains the mental wellness of Black women through building community, sharing information, and connecting Black women to quality mental wellness services.

The AAKOMA Project helps diverse teenagers and their families achieve optimal mental health through dialogue, learning, and the understanding that everyone deserves care and support.

The Loveland Foundation provides financial support for therapy for Black women and girls.

The National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).

Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. (Twitter | Facebook | Podcast)

Therapy for Black Men is a directory to help men of color in their search for a therapist.

Brother You’re on My Mind is an initiative launched by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and NIMHD to raise awareness of the mental health challenges associated with depression and stress that affect Black men and families. Website offers an online toolkit that provides Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapters with the materials needed to educate fellow fraternity brothers and community members on depression and stress in Black men.

Ourselves Black provides information on promoting mental health and developing positive coping mechanisms through a podcast, online magazine and online discussion groups.

The SIWE Project is a non-profit dedicated to promoting mental health awareness throughout the global Black community.

The Steve Fund is an organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.

Unapol​ogetically Us​ is an online community for Black women to seek support.

Additional Resources from PsychHub: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AGLEOlNitQ1JI7MvQXZxrpEbAvr42r5RewjO_iXaKtE/edit#​