Please note: The resources included here are not endorsed by NAMI, and NAMI is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources.
African Communities Public Health Coalition (ACPHC)
An immigrant-based organization that advocates on behalf of African consumers, and coordinates and assists community members in receiving culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services. ACPHC partners with communities and other public service agencies, to anticipate community’s problems, with the goal of prevention, or promoting safety, stability, health and well-being. These initiatives focus on a number of groups including: new arrived refugees, the elderly, youth in the risk situations, and children.
■ Phone: 213-909-0985
■ Website: https://africancoalition.org
Association of Black Psychologists (Therapist Directory)
The Association of Black Psychologists sees its mission and destiny as the liberation of the African Mind, empowerment of the African Character and enlivenment and illumination of the African Spirit. The group has developed programs whereby psychologists of African descent (Black Psychologists) can assist in solving problems of Black communities and other ethnic groups.
■ Website: https://abpsi.site-ym.com
Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM)
A directory resource to search for therapists and practitioners (including doulas, yoga teachers, mediators, and more). BEAM’s mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. They do this through healing justice-based organizing, education, training, grantmaking and advocacy.
■ Website: https://www.beam.community
■ Main Office: P.O. Box: #702 Culver City, CA 90232
Black Female Therapists
Their mission is to remove the stigma around mental health in the Black community, provide a platform for Black women and men to find a therapist they relate to, and to aid in the mission of supporting mental health in our community.
■ Website: https://www.blackfemaletherapists.com/
Black Men Heal
To provide access to mental health treatment, psychoeducation, and community resources to men of color.
■ Website: https://blackmenheal.org
Black Mental Health Alliance
Through an expansive database of culturally competent and patient-centered licensed mental health professionals, BMHA offers confidential referrals for those seeking mental health services.
■ Website: https://www.blackmentalhealth.com
Black Mental Wellness Corporation
The mission of Black Mental Wellness, Corp. is to provide 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.
■ Website: https://www.blackmentalwellness.com/
Black Women’s Health Imperative
To lead the effort to solve the most pressing health issues that affect Black women and girls in the U.S. Through investments in evidence-based strategies, we deliver bold new programs and advocate health-promoting policies.
■ Phone Number: 202-787-5931
■ Website: https://bwhi.org/
Black Virtual Wellness Directory
Find a Virtual Black therapist, doula, yoga teacher, mediator, etc.
■ Website: https://wellness.beam.community
Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
Provides support and brings awareness to mental health issues that plague the African American community. They offer free virtual therapy (up to five sessions) to BIPOC.
■ Website: https://borislhensonfoundation.org
Black Women’s Health Project
The California Black Women’s Health Project (CABWHP) is the only statewide, non-profit organization that is solely committed to improving the health of California’s 1.2 million Black women and girls through advocacy, education, outreach and policy. They focus on empowering Black women to take personal responsibility for their own health and to advocate for changes in policies that negatively affect Black women’s health status. Sisters Mentally Mobilized (SMM) Program: Trains Black women to become mental health community advocates and launch mental health focused Sister Circles in the communities where Black women live, work, play and pray.
■ Phone: (310) 412-1828
■ Website: https://www.cabwhp.org
To connect people who belong to racially and ethnically diverse groups with culturally affirming mental health providers who understand their unique histories and needs.
■ Website: https://culturaltherapy.health
Each Mind Matters - Black Mental Health
Each Mind Matters stands in solidarity with the Black community in the fight for racial justice and health equity. They provide mental health resources that support Black resilience and provide support during these challenging times. Examples of their resources include: culturally-responsive providers, ways to make therapy more affordable, and self-help for Black and African American people.
A free app designed to address the specific issues of the Black community that were not being met in other self-care and wellness apps. Elevate is an inspirational living and self-care mobile application that serves as a personal guide to mental, physical, and emotional success – encouraging users to manifest into their best selves.
■ Website: https://getelevateapp.com
Loveland Therapy Fund
With the barriers affecting access to treatment by members of diverse ethnic and racial groups, Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy.
Melanin & Mental Health Directory
Melanin & Mental Health® was born out of a desire to connect individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. They are committed to promoting the growth and healing of our communities through our website, online directory and monthly events.
■ Website: https://www.melaninandmentalhealth.com/
Online community for black women to seek support.
■ Website: https://mochahealth.com
National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network
The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). They work at the intersection of movements for social justice and the field of mental health to integrate healing justice into both of these spaces. Their overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC.
■ Website: https://nqttcn.com/en/
Racial Trauma Guide
Virtual guide on coping with racial stressors and being an ally; developed by the University of Georgia EMPOWER (Engaging Minorities in Prevention Outreach Wellness Education & Research) Lab.
The Safe Place
Free smartphone Minority Mental Health App focused on psychoeducation and self-care geared towards the Black Community. African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the rest of the general population. However, many black people still do not wish to seek professional help for their mental illnesses. The purpose of the app is to bring more awareness, education, and hope to this serious issue.
Sista Afya - Community Mental Wellness
Sista Afya is a social enterprise that provides low-cost mental wellness services that center the experiences of Black women. They believe that by making mental wellness simple, accessible, affordable, and centered around Black women’s experiences, more people will get what they need to have a full, whole life. Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness has a community support approach to mental wellness. They believe that community support for people living with mental health conditions can foster healing, growth, freedom, and self-actualization.
■ Website: https://www.sistaafya.com
Southern California Health & Rehabilitation Programs (SCHARP)
Provides quality mental health, social and rehabilitation services to vulnerable ethnic minority populations in South Los Angeles.
■ Phone: 310-631-8004
■ Website: www.scharpca.com
Therapy for Black Girls
An online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. They help Black women find culturally competent therapists.
■ Website: https://providers.therapyforblackgirls.com
Therapy for Black Men
A directory to help men of color in their search for a therapist. Using the directory, men can search by therapist location and specialization. Men can also find a wide range of resources aimed at helping them in their search for a multiculturally-competent therapist.
■ Website: https://therapyforblackmen.org