Websites for Mental Health, Trauma, Racism

Active Minds

American Psychiatric Association Mental Health Disparities: African Americans

APA Best Practices
Information for clinicians working with African American/Black patients

APA Mental Health Facts
Resources about mental health for African Americans (2017)

APA Stress & Trauma Toolkit ?
Toolkit for treating African Americans in a changing political and social environment

Anti-Racism Resources Website
List of podcasts, books, articles, videos, films, organizations.  Also includes resources for parents and families.

The Association of Black Psychologists has a community toolkit which addresses cultural trauma.

  • See the self-care guidelines below for self-care following racial and cultural trauma events

  • The community toolkit also has a great guide for a group for healing – please look over these resources to consider how we might want to offer some

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.

But I’m Not Racist:  Tools for Well-Meaning Whites
The 79 page document is a free download from Kathy Obear, who this hosted a Racial Justice Accountability Space (with this resource provided), and had been scheduled to be a part of University of Kentucky’s Facing Change Week in April 2020.  This book and other resources are available at her website  The Social Justice Training Institute was founded in 1998 by Jamie Washington, Kathy Obear, Vernon Wall, and Maura Cullen .

Boston College Racial Trauma Toolkit
In this era of having witnessed multiple police killings of African American boys and men and girls and women either directly or vicariously through media accounts, communities of Color may experience post trauma symptoms.  The ISPRC Alumni Board has released a toolkit for managing symptoms at #racialtraumaisreal which is available to download.

Community Healing Network: Healing in the Face of Racial Trauma
This tool kit was developed by and for people of African ancestry, for our self-care, family-care, and community care. It is designed to comfort and inspire us in these difficult times. It provides resources to help us take care of ourselves and each other, and strengthen our sense of community for the journey ahead.

Ebony’s Mental Health Resources by State
List of Black-owned and focused mental health resources by state as compiled by Ebony magazine.

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.

Love is Louder: A Project of the JED Foundation

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.

NAMI African American Mental Health

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities: Brother, You’re on My Mind Toolkit

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.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Page on Achieving Health Equity
Information about why health equity matters and what you can do to help give everyone a fair shot at being as healthy as they can be.

Sista Afya
Organization that provides mental wellness education, resource connection and community support for Black women.

The Steve Fund African American Mental Health
The Steve Fund is dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. Right at this moment, there are students of color who are failing academically, suffering emotionally and/OR in some cases are facing serious risk, because population-specific factors influencing mental health are too poorly understood and not acted upon. The Steve Fund is taking action.

Therapy for Black Girls
Online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. Offers listing of mental health professionals across the country who provide high quality, culturally competent services to Black women and girls, an informational podcast and an online support community.

The Trauma of Racism
NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty, Policy and Research, publication

Unapologetically Us
Online community for African American women to seek support.

USDHH Office of Minority Health, USDHH: Mental and Behavioral Health – African Americans

Young, Black Men, Masculinities, and Mental Health