BIPOC/AAPI mental health resources
(Curated in support of community members who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color/Asian American and Pacific Islander – and to forward the cause of anti-racism.)
“Mental health conditions don’t discriminate, and neither should our mental health system. We are calling for systematic change and improved access to culturally competent care, so no one feels alone in their journey.”
(Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., CEO of NAMI National)
NAMI New Hampshire programs and supports are open to all individuals and families affected by mental illness and suicide. The mental health resources below offer support specifically for our community members who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color/Asian American and Pacific Islander – information is also available for those working on meaningful BIPOC/AAPI allyship.
Please note: The resources included here are not endorsed by NAMI New Hampshire, and NAMI New Hampshire is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources.
BIPOC/AAPI Mental Health Resources
The Asian Mental Health Project
Aims to educate and empower Asian communities seeking mental healthcare.
50 AAPI Anti-Racism and 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.
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.
National Native Children’s 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.
One Sky Center
National resource center for American Indigenous and Alaskan Indigenous communities for access to health, education, and research.
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.
Organization that provides mental wellness education, resource connection and community support for Black women.
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.
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 disorders, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Understanding and Addressing Social Determinants of Health that Impact Mental Health
- Article on improving the health of Black Americans and the overdue opportunity for social justice.
- Video on understanding the social determinants of health and toxic stress.
- Video on the social determinants of toxic stress, specifically race and ethnic toxic stress.
- APA Stress & Trauma Toolkit for treating Black Americans in a changing political and social environment.
- American Public Health Association webinar series on advancing racial equity.
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
- Article on being a white ally through word, actions and power.
- Article on being a white ally for racial justice.
- Community based organizations to partner with: Color of Change, Black Lives Matter, Change Zero, The Innocent Project.
Understanding the Context of Racial Inequality that Impacts Mental Health
- APA Best Practiceson working with Black patients.
- APA Mental Health Factsfor Black Americans (2017).