Mental Health Resources


  • Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM): Group aimed at removing the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. They do this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts.
  • Black Mental Health Alliance: (410-338-2642) Provides information and resources and a “Find a Therapist” locator to connect with a culturally competent mental health professional.
  • The SIWE Project: Non-profit dedicated to promoting mental health awareness throughout the global Black community. 
  • Healhaus: Combines diverse healing modalities and practitioners to provide people with an inclusive space focused on holistic health and wellness. Committed to building a community that is dedicated to changing the stigma attached to healing.
  • Inclusive Therapists: A database to find a therapist that celebrates and shares your identity. Offers reduced fee teletherapy. Believes that all people deserve equal access to quality mental healthcare.
  • Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation: BLHF has launched the COVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy Support Campaign to raise money for mental health services provided by licensed clinicians in our network. Individuals with life-changing stressors and anxiety related to the coronavirus will have the cost for up to five (5) individual sessions defrayed on a first-come, first serve basis until all funds are committed or exhausted.
  • Black Mental Wellness: Provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, as well as training opportunities for students and professionals.
  • The Steve Fund: Organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.
  • Melanin and Mental Health: Connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. Promotes the growth and healing of diverse communities through its website, online directory and events.
  • Ourselves Black: Provides information on promoting mental health and developing positive coping mechanisms through a podcast, online magazine and online discussion groups.
  •  Dive in Well: Prioritizing the spread of self-care and affordable health solutions with a diversity and inclusion lens to wellness. Offers both offline and online experiences, resources, and tools to empower those who believe in soul-centered wellness.
  • Black Therapy Uncensored: Podcast with your daily dose of uncensored therapy from a NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  Available wherever you get podcasts. 
  • Trauma Response and Crisis Care for Movements: An organization mobilizing community across three dimensions for this COVID-19 moment: 1-1 virtual care, interactive webinars (for the general community & healing provider specific content), and practice groups offering community gathering space focused around meditation, stress-reduction practices, and rituals as well as specific practices such as EMDR (a common treatment for PTSD symptoms). Additionally, they have a growing #distressinplace Resource Manual for support and information around healing and care services.
  • BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective): Collective with the mission of  removing the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. This is done through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts. 

Black Womxn/Femmes

  • Sista Afya: Focus on making quality mental health resources simple, accessible, affordable, and centered around Black women’s experiences through a lens of community support.
  • Therapy for Black Girls: A database to find trusted, culturally competent therapists that know the feelings and experience of navigating the world as a black woman.
  • The Nap Ministry: A blog that explores the science of sleep and black liberation theology. Explores the ideas around “Rest as Resistance” and the liberating power of naps.
  • Black Women’s Health Imperative:Organization advancing health equity and social justice for Black women through policy, advocacy, education, research and leadership development.

Black Queer Folks 

  • Trans Lifeline: (877-565-8860) The first transgender suicide hotline 
  • National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network: A healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color. The healing resources are rooted in social justice and liberation to recover from trauma, violence, and systemic oppression.
  • BlackLine: 24/7 Hotline that helps  Black LGBTQ+ femmes through crisis, abuse, and mistreatment, once call at a time 
  • Therapy for Queer People of Color: A mental health network based in Atlanta, Georgia that aims to increase access to quality and inclusive mental healthcare for queer and trans folsk of color through empowerment and education. They also offer a directory for therapists who work specifically with queer people of color. 
  • LGBT National Youth Talkline: (1-800-246-7743) The Talkline is open daily, with trained peer counselors ready to talk about mental health, dating, coming out, sexual health, or anything you need. They also maintain an LGBT youth resource center, where you can connect to support in your area.
  • Online Therapy Resources for the LGBTQ+ community: provides connections to multiple types of therapies in an accessible, online setting. In addition, they host a variety of resources which are accessible 24/7.
  • SingleCare guide on Health and Wellness for LGBTQ+ people.

    Ensuring the health and wellness of the LGBTQ community is crucial, as it addresses not just their physical well-being but their mental, emotional, and social dimensions, fostering an environment of inclusivity and affirmation where individuals can truly flourish as their authentic selves. SingleCare’s medically-reviewed resource covers: The importance of specialized healthcare for LGBTQ+ folks, as well as tips on how to find safe and inclusive care, Unique mental health risks and needs of LGBTQ+ people, Specific health concerns for both cisgender and transgender people in the LGBTQ+ community, 

Black Men

  • Therapy for Black Men: An online directory to help Black men in their search for a therapist. Using this directory, Black men can find a therapist based on location and specialization. 
  • Black Men Heal: Black Men Heal aims to provide access to mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources to Black men. This collection of resources aims to dismantle the stigma attached to therapy, as well as ensure that Black men can get access to therapists with the same identity as them. 
  • Brother, You’re on My Mind: An initiative between Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and NIMHD that aims to educate the Black community about depression and stress, as well as to encourage individuals to receive mental health treatment. 
  • The Young Black Men Project (YBMen): An educational and social support program for young Black men. This program uses social media, popular culture, and current events to learn about the strategies that influence and shape young Black men’s ideas and experiences with mental health.
  • Black Men Speak, Inc:  Their mission is to inform, educate, and enlighten the mental health community and the general public about issues concerning African American males suffering from mental health and substance abuse challenges by means of storytelling.  By sharing their lived experiences, members of Black Men Speaks promote self and communal wellness, recovery, and freedom.