Mental Health Resources for BIPOC/AAPI — Curated by      Black Girls Nutrition

by Katia Powell-Laurent
*Last updated on 09/01/2021 and will update on a continuous basis when information becomes available*

Mental Health Resources

Treatment Directories

The Asian Mental Health Project

Aims to educate and empower Asian communities seeking mental healthcare.

50 AAPI Anti-Racism and Mental Health Resources

BIPOC/AAPI Mental Health Resources:

Behavioral Health Division of the Indian Health Service

Promotes the integration of behavioral health and primary care treatment, while respecting the balance, wellness, and resilience of AI/AN people.

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 Lives Matter Meditations

Guided meditation directed toward healing racial trauma.

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.

Black Women’s Health Imperative

Organization advancing health equity and social justice for Black women through policy, advocacy, education, research and leadership development.

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 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.

Circles of Care

A SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services, Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center program that creates models of care for American Indian and Alaska Native youth.

Dear Black Women Project

An affirmation movement for Black women by Black women — includes affirmations, resources, therapist connection, and events.

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 Black 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.

Indian Country Child Trauma Center

Develops trauma-related treatment protocols, outreach materials, and service delivery guidelines specifically designed for American Indian and Alaska Native children and their families.

Liberate Meditation

An app created by BIPOC folks for BIPOC community.

The Loveland Foundation

Prioritizes opportunity, action, validation, and healing for communities of color with a particular focus on Black girls and women. Includes a therapy fund to provide assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy nationally.

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.

The Nap Ministry

Explores and promotes the healing power of napping for BIPOC communities — with a focus on Black people — whose rest is challenged by the ever-present trauma in their lives.

One Sky Center

National resource center for American Indigenous and Alaskan Indigenous communities for access to health, education, and research.

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.

Real to the People

Created as a response to COVID-19 pandemic — offers free therapy services to help people cope, including group support series 4 times/week.

Sista Afya

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

The SIWE Project

Non-profit dedicated to promoting mental health awareness throughout the global Black community.

The Steve Fund

Organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.

Stronghearts Native Helpline — 1–844–7NATIVE

A safe, anonymous, and confidential domestic, dating, and sexual violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT.

Unapologetically Us

Online community for Black women to seek support.

We R Native

For indigenous youth: information about health, relationships, education — all things youth-centered. Also offers various contests and grants

Self-Care for Individuals Who Are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color/Asian

American and Pacific Islander. We recognize that many mental health conditions are being triggered as a result of the coronavirus, the economic crisis and repeated racist incidents and death.

Learn more about mental health conditions including anxiety disordersdepression and posttraumatic stress disorder.

  • Article on coping with anticipatory grief.
  • Article on coping with traumatic stress.
  • Article on Racial Battle Fatigue.

Understanding and Addressing Social Determinants of Health that Impact Mental Health

Ways to Take Action as an Ally or Champion for Community Members Who Are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color/Asian American and Pacific Islander

Understanding the Context of Racial Inequality that Impacts Mental Health

BIPOC/AAPI Mental Health Resources Page content partially adapted from NAMI National.


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