Black & African-American Mental Health and Wellness

Organizations and Directories

American Psychological Association’s Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs

https://www.apa.org/pi/oema

 

AYANA Therapy Blog Post

https://www.ayanatherapy.com/

 

Black Female Therapists

https://www.blackfemaletherapists.com/

 

Black Mental Health Alliance

https://blackmentalhealth.com/

 

Black Mental Wellness

https://www.blackmentalwellness.com/

 

The Loveland Foundation

 https://thelovelandfoundation.org/

 

Melanin & Mental Health

https://www.melaninandmentalhealth.com/

 

NAMI: African American Mental Health

https://www.nami.org/Your-Journey/Identity-and-Cultural-Dimensions/Black-African-American

 

Therapy for Black Girls

https://therapyforblackgirls.com/

 

Therapy for Black Men

https://therapyforblackmen.org

 

 BEAM, Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective: organization with information on mental health training, toolkits and a directory of licensed Black therapists  who can provide online services.

Black Mental Health Alliance:  organization that connects individuals with therapists and provides professional training.

 

Ethel’s Club:  social and wellness community where paying members can access group workouts, guided meditations, wellness salons and art workshops as part of the healing process. 

 

Psychology Today Directory of African American Therapists:  detailed therapist listings for states and major cities. 

 

Sistah Afya Community Mental Wellness:  social impact business that provides mental health education, therapy, community support and resources to help young adult Black women. 

 

Therapy for Black Girls:  website associated with a podcast by same name that offers a therapist locator, group chats and blog articles to encourage the wellness of Black women and girls. 

 

Resources and Podcasts

African Americans, Anxiety and Depression Association of America:  information on choosing providers and accompanying ADAA articles on topics such as how to overcome unique obstacles and the link between racism and stress and anxiety for Black Americans.

 

Black/African American, Behavioral Health Equity, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:  information page from agency that runs the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) for confidential support for those in distress and National Helpline (800-662-4357) for treatment referral and support.

 

Black and African American Communities and Mental Health, Mental Health America: fact sheet about prevalence of, attitudes about, and treatment for mental health issues with information specific to bipolar disorder and clinical depression. 

 

Black Mental Matters Podcast: weekly conversations that address mental health disparities in the Black community to break the stigma.

 

Black Therapist Podcast:  discussions about unique issues when dealing with mental health care and mental health diagnosis.

 

Brother, You’re on My Mind Toolkit, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities:  website with educational material, checklists and tips on partnerships, outreach and event planning aimed at African American men.

 

Minding My Black Business Podcast:  series dedicated to the mental health of Black entrepreneurs.

 

The Safe Place:  mental health app for the Black community on Android  and iPhone .

 

Sharing Hope: Speaking With African Americans About Mental Health, National Alliance on Mental Illness:  presentation about stigma, possibilities of recovery, types of support services and signs of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depression.

 

Therapy for Black Girls Podcast:  weekly chat about mental health, personal development and more for Black women and girls.