More of us are actively addressing our mental health. It has become a major topic of conversation in the media, in the political sphere and our communities. But according to the U.S. Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, African Americans still lag behind when it comes to having our mental health problems addressed. In 2018, 8.6% of white Americans received mental health services, compared to less than 9% of African Americans.

There are several barriers that we face when it comes to mental health, including cost. For many, the search for help begins online. Here are some online resources for African Americans.

Online Resources for Black Mental Health

Ayana Therapy

Ayana Therapy addresses the strong lack of engagement between minorities and the mental health care industry which arises as a result of cost, stigma, and lack of cultural competency. Ayana matches users with licensed professionals that share their unique traits, values, and sensibilities.

Lee Thompson Young Foundation

Lee Thompson Young Foundation
The Lee Thompson Young Foundation is dedicated to erasing the stigma associated with mental illness, advancing holistic health treatments and improving the lives of all those impacted.

Ourselves Black

Ourselves Black provides information about mental health promotion and positive coping as well as resources related to mental illness and treatment.

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective

BEAM is a training, movement building and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.

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