BIPOC Support

Discrimination and systemic barriers can amplify suicidal thoughts and decrease access to appropriate resources and care for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities. While we aim to be an organization that anyone can come to for support, we realize we might not always be who BIPOC folks wants to turn to. At Samaritans, we recognize our responsibility to amplify BIPOC voices. For that reason, we have compiled this list of mental health resources created by and for BIPOC communities.

Organizations Supporting Black Mental Health

  • Black Men Speak hosts a speaker bureau to educate the public about mental health issues concerning Black men
  • Black Mental Wellness Corp. presents evidence-based research on mental health and decreases stigma around mental health
  • The Black Women’s Health Imperative, a non-profit created by Black women to support the health and wellness of other Black women
  • Dee Dee’s Cry provides resources and education about the importance of mental health and wellness in communities of color
  • Ethel’s Club provides an online membership community for People of Color to heal and thrive with resources to livestream classes, chat with members, attend wellness workshops, and much more
  • Sista Afya supports and sustains the mental health of Black women through building community, sharing information, and connection to quality mental health services
  • The Siwe Project works to promote mental health awareness in the Black community

Organizations Supporting Latinx Mental Health

  • Ethel’s Club provides an online membership community for People of Color to heal and thrive with resources to livestream classes, chat with members, attend wellness workshops, and much more
  • NAMI’s Compartiendo Esperanza is an bilingual 90-minute presentation to increase awareness of mental health in the Latinx community and reduce stigma surrounding accessing help
  • SanaMente/Each Mind Matters offers mental health resources in Spanish that are culturally focused

Organizations Supporting Asian American & Pacific Islander Mental Health

  • Asian Mental Health Collective aims to raise awareness and reduce the stigma around mental health in the Asian American community through various programs including blog posts, a podcast, and a column called Ask a Therapist
  • Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence aims to prevent domestic and intimate partner violence in Asian families and communities and to provide hope to survivors
  • Asian Women For Health is a peer-led community-based organization that aims to support Asian American women’s health through advocacy and education
  • Ethel’s Club provides an online membership community for People of Color to heal and thrive with resources to livestream classes, chat with members, attend wellness workshops, and much more
  • National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) aims to promote the mental health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders through providing trainings, addressing cultural competencies, and working with community organizations with similar missions
  • Visibility Project uplifts stories of Queer and Trans Asian Pacific American women
  • The Breaking Silences Project provides an artistic platform that opens up the conversations around mental health with Asian American women

Organizations Supporting Indigenous Mental Health

  • Ethel’s Club provides an online membership community for People of Color to heal and thrive with resources to livestream classes, chat with members, attend wellness workshops, and much more
  • Native Lifelines aims to promote health and resiliency in the urban Indigenous community
  • We R Native provides health resource site for Indigenous youth by Indigenous youth with informational blog posts, videos, and more

Therapy Access

Apps

  • Liberate Meditation – meditation app for BIPOC communities
  • The Safe Place – mental health app for the Black community including resources on statistics, self care, and self assessment
  • Shine, Inc. – Women of Color-owned app to support stress and anxiety

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