NAMI Identity and Cultural Dimensions- Black/African Americans
Organizations that support and provide services for Black Mental Health:
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.”
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.