Resources for Black Mental Health

Hey, Girl podcast

“hey, girl. is a podcast that unites the voices of phenomenal women near and far. Created with sisterhood and storytelling in mind, author Alex Elle sits down with people who inspire her. From friends to family members and strangers, the hey, girl. guests give us a peek into their stories through candid and intimate conversations.”

Therapy for Black Girls podcast episode

“The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly chat about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.”

Balanced Black Girl podcast

“Balanced Black Girl is a podcast dedicated to helping you feel your best. Tune in for approachable health, self-care, personal development, and well-being advice from Black women wellness experts.”

 

Inspiring IG Accounts

Cleo Wade: Wade is the best-selling author of Heart Talk and Where to Begin: A Small Book About Your Power to Create Big Change in Our Crazy World, and his poetic Instagram dispatches offer quiet meditations on life, love, spirituality, current events, relationships, and finding inner peace.

Jessica Clemons, M.D.: Dr. Clemons is a board-certified psychiatrist who spotlights Black mental health. Her Instagram encompasses everything from mindfulness to motherhood, and her live Q + As and #askdrjess video posts bring authentic connection which is especially soothing in our current climate.

Mariel Buquè, Ph.D.: Follow this account to consistently check in on your soul: how you’re holding up, gentle ways to practice self-care, process your feelings, and advice on building resilience!

 

Therapy Directories

  1. Black Virtual Therapist Network

We are a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.

We envision a world where there are no barriers to Black healing.

BEAM is a 501 (c)(3) organization. Our mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. We do this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts.”

2. Melanin and Mental Health

“Melanin & Mental Health® was born out of a desire to connect individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. We are committed to promoting the growth and healing of our communities through our website, online directory, and monthly events.

We regularly receive inquiries from people across the country asking if we know of clinicians in their area. Because of this we are planning events in cities across the US to help us connect clinicians with those potential clients and give us more insight about the way these cities are changing the mental health game. If you are interested in Melanin and Mental Health® coming to a city near you, send us an email and will work with you to make it happen.”

3. Therapy for Black Men

TherapyForBlackMen.org will soon be supporting free therapy sessions for Black Men using donations we have received from some very kind folks who are supporting our movement! This support will be offered exclusively to Black Men who are unemployed and who do not have insurance or Medicaid/Medicare.
“Hello, my name is Vladimire Calixte. I am the founder of TherapyForBlackMen.org. Being a mental health professional has been one of my greatest joys. I created this site so men and boys of color would have a dedicated place to visit when seeking support for mental health guidance or professionals. In addition, this site was created to help strip away the stigmatization associated with men of color regarding therapy in their communities at large.”