If You're a Person of Color Looking For Mental Health Support, Check Out These 11 Resources
Finding a therapist can be a challenging task for anyone, but if you're a person of color, it can feel exceptionally hard. Everyone has different needs, and working with someone who understands your culture, background, and how you navigate the world can make all the difference when it comes to your treatment and improving your well-being.
Access is one of the many barriers Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) face when seeking mental health support, and another barrier is finding culturally competent providers. If a culturally competent provider is nonnegotiable, the following list will help you get started on the right foot. It's not comprehensive and we will continue to expand this list as we find more platforms, directories, and resources for BIPOC. As a gentle reminder, the platforms ahead are not meant to replace any treatment you're currently partaking in for your mental health.
Asian Mental Health Collective
Asian Mental Health Collective is normalizing the conversation surrounding mental health in the Asian community. The collective also aspires to make mental health care accessible and approachable to Asian communities worldwide.
The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network is a healing justice organization transforming the mental health of queer and trans people of color. The network provides a therapist directory and works at the intersection of social justice and mental health to offer healing.
Bengali Mental Health Movement
The Bengali Mental Health Movement was created to uplift the Bengali community and spread awareness about mental health. They've created a directory of South Asian/Bengali mental health professionals for those searching for culturally competent therapists.
Indigenous Circle of Wellness
Indigenous Circle of Wellness provides culturally inclusive and holistic counseling services for Black, Indigenous, and people of color.
Therapy For Black Girls
Therapy For Black Girls was founded to destigmatize mental health topics that affect Black girls and women. The weekly podcast explores mental health, personal development, and the various decisions people can make to be the best version of themselves. In addition to the podcast, Therapy For Black Girls is a directory helping Black women find therapists.
National Deaf Therapy
National Deaf Therapy was created to provide mental health resources, therapy circles, community training, and therapy services for those who are hard of hearing and deaf and for those who work with people from these communities.
Brown Girl Therapy
Brown Girl Therapy provides mental health services for those who are children of immigrants.
The Wellness Therapist
The Wellness Therapist is a platform combining ancestral wellness, neuroscience, and community in the mental health space.
Latinx Therapy was created to get rid of mental health stigmas in the Latinx community. Additionally, Latinx Therapy has a bilingual directory and podcast to help people find therapists and learn more about mental health.
Inclusive Therapists is a platform helping Black, Indigenous, and people of color find mental health professionals in their area.
Black Girls Breathing
Black Girls Breathing is a breathwork platform creating a safe space for Black womxn to nurture their mental, emotional, and spiritual health.