Black Lives Matter: Mental Health Resources for The Black Community
During these times of change, it's incredibly important to take the time to de-stress and take care of your mind and body. It's also incredibly important to amplify black voices. Below, I've listed some mental health resources that are created by black people for the black community.
1. Ethel's Club: https://www.ethelsclub.com/
This amazing social and wellness club is designed to celebrate people of colour. They are also hosting free healing and grieving group sessions for the black community on June 9th and June 23rd at 6 PM EST. Visit their website for more information.
2. Dive in Well: https://www.diveinwell.com/about
This community facilitates conversation between like-minded people and offers support for people of colour. They also have ebooks and workbooks that compile the insight from workshops and gatherings into accessible lessons and exercises.
3. Sista Afya: https://www.sistaafya.com/
Sista Afya facilitates mental wellness education, resource connections, community support, and fundraisers. They offer amazing services and support for black women, while remaining super accessible.
4. Therapy for Black Girls: https://therapyforblackgirls.com/
This mindfulness community offers connections to therapists and community support for black girls. They also have an awesome podcast and a blog with mindfulness information.
5. Heal Haus: https://www.healhaus.com/
Heal Haus offers daily yoga and meditation classes, as well as workshops and private sessions to spread wellness. Visit their website to join the community!
6. Inclusive Therapists: https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/
This initiative helps all people find safe and welcoming therapy. Their site includes so many options for mental health services, and is extremely accessible and simple.
7. The Nap Ministry: https://thenapministry.wordpress.com/about/
This organization examines the liberating power of naps. They offer immersive workshops, install sacred and safe spaces in communities, and facilitate art exhibits for community healing.
8. National Queer & Trans Therapists of Colour: https://www.nqttcn.com/
This healing justice organization is committed to transforming mental health support for queer and trans people of colour. Visit their website to find accessible, safe and inclusive mental health resources.
9. Harriets Apothecary: http://www.harrietsapothecary.com/who-we-are
Harriets Apothecary is a healing village led by Black Cis Women, Queer & Trans Healers, Artists, Activists and Ancestors. They offer inclusive workshops, community gatherings, and wellness blogs for black and indigenous people of colour.
10. The Unplug Collective: https://theunplugcollective.com/
This is a story-telling initiative to share the stories of black and brown women and non-binary folks about existing in their bodies without being silenced. They share stories about mental health, body discrimination, body image, medical discrimination, gender, and other topics. Read about these empowering and inspiring stories on their website!