Therapy and Self-Care Resources
We can all agree these are trying times. Many people have reached out expressing difficulty with coping and processing the trauma we’ve endured due to racism and the public lynchings that have taken place as well as maneuvering through the global pandemic. Listed are therapy and self-care resources to utilize in these trying times.
Black Mental Wellness
Founded by Black Clinical Psychologists. They have fact sheets on mental wellness issues, audiovisual resources, plus health, relaxation, and behavioral strategies.
Offers a beginner’s guide to meditation, articles, and a mindfulness-based podcast to remove the social and financial barriers from the benefits of meditation.
Dr. Joy’s Therapist Directory
A listing of mental health professionals across the country who provide high quality, culturally competent services to Black women and girls.
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black virtual therapist directory. Extremely helpful because of COVID-19 and social distancing measures.
The Safe Place app (for Black community members)
Melanin and Mental Health
Has a therapist search, podcasts, and articles.
National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network
Advances healing justice through mental health resources for queer & trans POC. Their goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPOC.
Black Mental Health Alliance
Their mission is to develop, promote, and sponsor trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings, and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities. BMHA staff is currently working remotely because of COVID-19, but is accessible over email and phone.
Wellness & Therapy Podcasts:
Therapy for Black Girls
The Emotional Lives of Black Men
The Extraordinary Negroes Self-Care Episodes