Black & African American Resources

BIPOC Resources

Non-Location Specific Black and African American Resources

African Americans, Afro-Caribbean Americans, And Addiction

Part of AddictionCenter.com which offers web guides about addiction, including a dedicated section that details drug use prevention and recovery support options. (Thanks to Andre for sending in this great resource!) 

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)

Website: https://www.beam.community/
Description of Services: 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. They also provide an additional directory of resources.
Email: admin.account@beam.community

Black Men Heal

Website: https://blackmenheal.org/
Description of Services: To provide access to mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources to men of color. Our goal is to remove the stigma. Research shows that men feel pressure to conform to traditional gender norms such a toughness, fearlessness, and invulnerability to pain. Unfortunately many Black men often suffer in silence because of fears that being vulnerable goes against masculinity ideals. Each male selected for the free sessions is essentially encouraged to become a mental health change agent. By one male simply sharing/discussing his experience with other black men, he creates a safe space for another man to step into.
Specific Target Population: Black men and other men of color
Email: info@blackmenheal.org

Black Mental Health Alliance

Website: https://blackmentalhealth.com/
Description of Services: Provides information and resources and a “Find a Therapist” locator to connect with a culturally competent mental health professional.
Phone: (410) 338-2642
Email: info@blackmentalhealth.com


Black Mental Wellness

Website: https://www.blackmentalwellness.com/
Description of Services: 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

Website: https://bwhi.org/
Description of Services: Organization advancing health equity and social justice for Black women through policy, advocacy, education, research and leadership development.
Phone: (202) 787-5931

Brother, You’re on My Mind

Website: https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/programs/edu-training/byomm/
Description of Services: 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.
Specific Target Population: Black men (and their families)
Email: pollards@mail.nih.gov


Melanin & Mental Health

Website: https://www.melaninandmentalhealth.com/about-us/
Description of Services: 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.
Specific Target Population: Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities

Ourselves Black

Website: https://ourselvesblack.com/home
Description of Services: Provides information on promoting mental health and developing positive coping mechanisms through a podcast, online magazine and online discussion groups.
Phone: 1-800-538-5729
Email: info@ourselvesblack.com


Therapy For Black Girls

Website: https://therapyforblackgirls.com/
Description of Services: Online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. Offers listing of mental health professionals across the country who provide high quality, culturally competent services to Black women and girls, an informational podcast and an online support community.
Specific Target Population: Black women and girls
Email: info@therapyforblackgirls.com


The Steve Fund

Website: https://www.stevefund.org/
Description of Services: The Steve Fund is the nation’s only organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color. The Steve Fund works with colleges and universities, non-profits, researchers, mental health experts, families, and young people to promote programs and strategies that build understanding and assistance for the mental and emotional health of the nation’s young people of color. The Fund holds an annual conference series, Young, Gifted & @Risk, and offers a Knowledge Center with curated expert information. With multicultural mental health experts it delivers on-campus and on-site programs and services for colleges and non-profits, and through tech partnerships it provides direct services to young people of color.
Specific Target Population: Young people of color
Phone: (401) 249-0044
Email: info@stevefund.org

Bay Area California Resources:

Bayview Hunters Points Foundation for Community Improvement

Website: https://bayviewci.org/
Description of Services: Outpatient mental health treatment, medication support, case management, and outreach services for children, adolescent and adult residents of San Francisco. Substance Use Disorders Services specialize in results-oriented treatment for
individuals 18 and older who need medical assistance to cease the use of heroin, and for those individuals at risk for HIV infection. Homeless Services assist individuals find a path to recovery by developing goals that support self-determination, self-sufficiency, and re-entry into the community where they can lead productive lives.
Phone: (415) 468-5100
Address: 150 Executive Park Blvd., Suite 2800, San Francisco, CA 94134

Community Youth Center

Website: https://www.cycsf.org/
Description of Services: The Behavioral Health component provides case management and individual and family therapy for youth and their families. Clinicians and case managers conduct psycho-social assessments, address mental health stigma, limited access to linguistically and culturally appropriate services, and co-factors specific behavioral health issues such as violence, chronic truancy, and substance use prevention.
Specific Target Population: Asian Pacific, Latino, and African American youth
Languages Spoken (other than English): Spanish, Tagalog, Cantonese, Mandarin
Phone: (415) 775-2636
Email: info@cameronhouse.org
Address: 1038 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94109


Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHA SF) People
of Color Support Group

Website: https://www.mentalhealthsf.org/support-groups/#
Description of Services: A weekly supportive group to discuss issues, strategies, and resources relevant to People of Color in our community, particularly during the crisis of COVID-19. Meeting every Monday: 10:30 am-12:00 pm; currently being held on Zoom during
COVID.
Phone: (415) 421-2926
Email (General): info@mentalhealthsf.org
Email (Support Groups): lisa-sun@mentalhealthsf.org
Address: 870 Market Street, Suite 928 San Francisco, CA 94102

NAMI SF BIPOC Support Group

Website: https://www.namisf.org/connection
Description of Services: This is a peer support group held by NAMI SF specifically to create a safe space to support the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in San Francisco.
The group meets monthly on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, at 6PM PST.
Specific Target Population: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
Email: danni@namisf.org


NAMI SF Black Minds Matter Support Group

Website: https://www.namisf.org/black-minds-matter
Description of Services: This is a peer support group held by NAMI SF specifically to create a safe space to support the unique mental health needs of Black and African American people in San Francisco. The group meets monthly on the 1st Friday of the month, at 6PM PST.
Email: danni@namisf.org

NAMI SF Mental Health 101 Presentation

Website: https://www.namisf.org/mental-health-101
Description of Services: Mental Health 101 is a program designed for community groups and organizations including religious organizations and centers of learning and support. This
presentation is designed to end the stigma surrounding mental health by starting the conversation and providing an opportunity to learn about mental health conditions through an informative PowerPoint, personal testimony, and open Q&A. The presentation is designed for a variety of culturally diverse communities, and can be customized to fit the audience.
Specific Target Population: Religious organizations, community groups, diverse populations, schools and educational institutions
Email: natasha@namisf.org


PEERS

Website: https://peersnet.org/
Description of Services: PEERS is a diverse community of people with mental health experiences. Our mission is to promote innovative peer-based wellness strategies. We create culturally-rich, community-based mental health programs that honor diverse experiences and eliminate stigma and discrimination. We envision a world where people can freely choose among many mental health options that address the needs of the whole person. We see a
future where people with mental health experiences are valued for their essential contributions to society.
Specific Target Population: BIPOC and other diverse communities in the Bay Area
Phone: (510) 832-7337
Address: 333 Hegenberger Road, Suite 250 Oakland CA 94621


PEERS Hope & Faith Campaign

Website: https://peersnet.org/programs/african-american/
Description of Services: The Hope & Faith Campaign is a partnership with PEERS and African American faith-based institutions where we provide mental health education in the church. Historically, African Americans have been poorly treated by the American medical system, and that has not only resulted in poor health outcomes of African Americans but a mistrust of non-POC health care providers. The Black church has been and is a social and communal space where Black people feel safe, heard, and understood, but it is not the only solution or safe space for African Americans to have discussions around mental health or understand it. This campaign’s purpose is to recognize that spirituality is an aspect of mental wellness, increase conversations of mental health, provide mental health facts, and provide support for those seeking to address their mental health concerns.
Phone: (510) 830-6091
Email: rgilder@peersnet.org


Therapists of Color (TOC)

Website: http://www.therapistsofcolor.org/directory.html
Description of Services: Directory of BIPOC therapists in the Bay Area and throughout California.


Westside Community Services

Website: http://www.westside-health.org/
Description of Services: Focused interventions include using Afrocentric evidence-based treatments (i.e. utilizing the history, culture, philosophy and collective experience of African people as the frame of reference for providing treatment). Westside Ajani is a comprehensive multi-service program that provides outpatient mental health, school-based mental health and consultation case management and outreach.
Specific Target Population: Youth aged 5-21 who have SF Medical; special focus on African American community
Phone: (415) 431-9000; (415) 431-8252
Email: ajani@westsidehealth.org
Main Address: 1153 Oak Street San Francisco, CA 94117
Teen Clinic Address: 245 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Sources include:

NAMI SF Mental Health Resource Guide forCulturally Diverse Populations

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