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Counseling Center

Black Mental Health and Support

 

Websites

  • 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 Men Heal
    Limited and selective free mental health service opportunities for Black men.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Brother You’re on My Mind
    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 African American 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 African American men.
  •  Ourselves Black
    Provides information on promoting mental health and developing positive coping mechanisms through a podcast, online magazine and online discussion groups.
  • POC Online Classroom
    Contains readings on the importance of self care, mental health care, and healing for people of color and within activist movements.
  • Henry Health
    Provides culturally sensitive self-care support and teletherapy for African American men and their families. Currently in pilot program available only to residents of MD, VA and DC. Residents of other states can join their waiting list and will be notified when Henry Health is available in their state.
  • 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.
Below is a resource that is available through and maintained by ShrinkSpace, with whom the Skidmore College Counseling Center has no affiliation. This resource is free to use, but you will be prompted to create a ShrinkSpace account in order to view the content.

National Directory of BIPOC Providers by State 

apps

  • Liberate Meditation on the App Store Liberate is the #1 meditation app for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community. Listen to dozens of guided meditations to ease anxiety, find gratitude, heal internalized racism and micro-aggressions and celebrate Blackness. For us, by us.

 

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