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BIPOC Mental Health Month Resources

BIPOC Mental Health Month is coming to an end, but there is still work to be done to understand eating disorders in the BIPOC community. To get help and learn more, check this roundup of BIPOC-focused articles and organizations.

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Support Groups
  • ANAD
    • ANAD pioneered the eating disorder peer support group more than 45 years ago, and today we are the largest peer support resource for eating disorders in the country. ANAD’s eating disorder support groups provide a free, virtual space where people can come together and find community in recovery. This community fills a gap in care, providing an accessible space for those who are struggling. 
  • Monday Evening Mental Health Support Group for People of Color
    • As we listen and learn what our community needs through these trying times, this support group is intended as a closed space designated for BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) where attendees can feel supported without having to explain themselves. This peer support group will provide support for the unique mental health challenges that individuals in this group may be facing. This support group will be run weekly, on an ongoing basis. Please note, the group is a supplemental support and is not a replacement for higher levels of care, therapy, or medical advice.
  • NAMI BIPOC Support Groups
    • People of all racial backgrounds are welcome in of our support groups. Additionally, NAMI SF has support groups for specific racial and ethnic backgrounds in different languages. Below you’ll find the list of our specific groups for Black, Indigenous and People of Color Support.
  • The Relational Center BIPOC Support Group
    • BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) Support Group is a space to receive and offer support, speak your experience, and a place where opportunities will be offered to take action through civic engagement.
Other Services
  • BEAM: Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
    • 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.
  • Black Men Heal
    • Limited and selective free mental health service opportunities for Black men.
  • Center for Black Women’s Wellness
    • CBWW is a non-profit organization that provides free and low-cost services to empower black women, and their families, toward physical, mental and economic wellness. 
  • Melanin & Mental Health®
    • Melanin and 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. 
  • Inclusive Therapists
    • Inclusive Therapists provide a directory or directly matches people with therapists who will offer care specifically for your unique identity. The idea is to make the process of searching for a therapist less daunting, especially for marginalized people.
  • National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
    • National Queer and Trans People of Color Network offers a range of therapy options including both paid and unpaid sessions. “Our community encompasses Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Arab, middle-eastern, Asian, pacific islander, and mixed-race, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, two-spirit, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, and non-binary people committed to healing justice for our people.”
  • Indian Health Service (IHS)
    • Division of Behavioral Health Is responsible for IHS efforts to monitor, treat, and prevent mental and behavioral health conditions and substance use.
  • Arab-American Family Support Center
    • Reclaiming Our Health’s vision is to reduce the stigma of mental health and increase access to services to the AMEMSA community, through the lens of a collaborative care model.
  • Institute for Muslim Mental Health
    • The Institute for Muslim Mental Health is committed to optimizing the Muslim community’s emotional health and well being by mobilizing a network of mental health professionals to ensure all American Muslims have access to high-quality resources.Our model is to train and mobilize mental health professionals as well as generate scholarly research and knowledge to better serve the community.
  • The Steve Fund
    • An organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.

 

Learn More

  • OURSELVES BLACK — Ourselves Black
    • Narratives matter. Positive self-image, family bonds, strong communities, and a sense of security are fundamental to mental health. For black people, each has been not merely undermined but at times outright attacked by the predominant narratives in place since this country’s inception. The fight for mental health is real. And necessary.
  • Body Positivity Women of Color | Los Angeles | Nalgonapositivitypride
    • Nalgona Positivity Pride (NPP) is an in-community eating disorders and body-positive organization dedicated in creating visibility and resources for Black, Indigenous, communities of color (BICC.) Since 2016, NPP has been raising awareness around the specific needs of BICC through digital media, education, grassroots eating disorders treatment models, and art. Rooted in Xicana indigenous feminism and DIY punx praxis, NPP emerged out of a great need not only to shed light on the experiences and barriers that exist in BICC affected by body-image and troubled eating but to create opportunities of healing by and for BICC.
  • Home – Asian Mental Health Collective (asianmhc.org)
    • Asian Mental Health Collective mission is to raise awareness about the importance of mental health care, promote emotional well-being, and challenge the stigma concerning mental illness amongst Asian communities globally.
  • Well for Culture
    • A movement that aims to recover Indigenous health and wellness practices.
  • You Feel Like Sh*t
    • An interactive guide to check in on your mental health and self-care.
  • Nalgona Positivity Pride
    • An eating disorder awareness and body positivity organization, they provide videos, interviews, and stories of recovery.
  • Our Roots – ACCESShttps
    • To empower communities to improve their health and their economic, social and cultural well-being