Focusing on your mental health is an important aspect to well-being, but due to the stigma surrounding mental health, many people are afraid or embarrassed to discuss what they’re going through and seek help from qualified professionals. Within the Black community, racism and socioeconomic issues, like poverty, are a few factors impacting the mental health of Black people. The lack of culturally competent providers, a mistrust of the medical community, and stigma surrounding mental health has led to Black people going untreated and being misdiagnosed when they do opt to seek support.
Because of this, activists and experts in mental health have created a variety of resources – like podcasts, therapy apps, directories, and online groups — with the goal of continuing to educate Black people about mental health, erasing the stigma around mental health, and helping Black people improve their overall well-being. Whether you’re looking for low- to no-cost resources, need help finding a culturally competent therapist, or are looking for a safe space to learn and be vulnerable, the following 25 platforms dedicated to the well-being of Black people are a good starting point. As a gentle reminder, these platforms are not meant to replace any treatment you are considering or are currently receiving.
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