July is BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Mental Health Month, and Forge Health is dedicated to addressing the mental health needs of the BIPOC community.
As such, we have compiled the following list of BIPOC mental health resources to empower everyone to take charge of their own emotional and mental health. The list includes organizations dedicated to the mental health of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, mental health professionals that serve the BIPOC community, financial assistance for accessing mental health care, and additional resources to support self-care.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.
The Asian Mental Health Collective’s mission is to raise awareness about the importance of mental health care, promote emotional well-being, and challenge the stigma concerning mental illness amongst Asian communities globally.
BEAM’s mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing.
The Asian American Health Initiative is an organization seeking to improve the health and wellness of Asian American communities.
The AAKOMA Project is helping diverse teenagers and their families achieve optimal mental health through dialogue, learning, and the understanding that everyone deserves care and support.
The mission of Black Girls Smile’s is to empower young American women to take ownership of their mental health and stability.
The Black Mental Health Alliance’s mission is to develop, promote and sponsor trusted culturally relevant educational forums, training, and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities.
The Black Mental Wellness organization provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, to highlight and increase the diversity of mental health professionals, and to decrease the mental health stigma in the Black community.
BLHF’s vision is to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African American community.
CBWW is a non-profit organization that provides free and low-cost services to empower Black women, and their families, toward physical, mental, and economic wellness.
The Center for Native American Youth believes all Native American youth should lead full and healthy lives, have equal access to opportunity, and draw strength from their culture and one another.
Eustress raises awareness of the importance of mental health in underserved communities, allowing individuals to identify and overcome challenges to achieve a healthier and more productive lifestyle.
Inclusive Therapists provide a directory or directly match people with therapists who will offer care specifically for their unique identity. The idea is to make the process of searching for a therapist less daunting, especially for marginalized people.
Latinx Therapy is an organization working to break the stigma of mental health related to the Latinx community. Click here for more information.
The Love Land Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls.
MANA A National Latina Organization is a national grassroots membership organization with chapters, individual members, and affiliates across the country. The organization represents the interests of Latina women, youth, and families on issues that impact our communities.
Mental Health America is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting mental health for all.
Mind Right is a judgment-free place for growth, healing, and hope. They provide culturally responsive mental health coaching to teens over text messages.
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health focuses on improving the health and well-being of Hispanics by improving the quality of care and its availability to all. The National Hispanic Family Health Helpline provides free and confidential health information in Spanish and English. To reach the helpline call, 1-866-783-2645.
The National Queer and Trans People of Color Network offers a range of therapy options, including paid and unpaid sessions. “Our community encompasses Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Arab, middle eastern, Asian, pacific islander, and mixed-race, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, two-spirit, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, and non-binary people committed to healing justice for our people.”
Pretty Brown Girls is dedicated to educating and empowering girls of color. They encourage self-acceptance while cultivating social, emotional, and intellectual well-being.
The South Asian Mental Health Alliance (SAMHA) is a new non-profit community network. They aim to engage, educate, and mobilize the BC South Asian community around issues related to mental health.
The Steve Fund’s mission is to promote the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. If you are in crisis, feeling suicidal, or need a judgment-free place to talk 24/7 call The Trevor Lifeline 1-866-488-7386.
Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
TherapyForBlackMen.org is committed to the mental wellness of Black men and boys.
Therapy for Latinx is a national mental health resource for the Latin community. The provide resources for the Latinx community to heal, thrive, and become advocates for their mental health.
WeRNative is a health resource for Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. They strive to promote holistic health and growth in our local communities and the nation.
For immediate text support, you can contact Crisis Text Line by texting COALITION to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor for free 24/7.
You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 – it’s free and highly confidential.
July 17, 2023
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