Additional Mental Health Resources and Tools for BIPOC and LGBTQ Communities July 20, 2021 Need additional mental health resources? This list highlights trusted alternative mental health supports that were created by BIPOC or LGBTQ communities for BIPOC or LGBTQ communities. We hope that these resources help aid in your mental health journey. BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM): https://www.beam.community/ BEAM is a training, movement building, and grant-making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black communities. The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation: https://borislhensonfoundation.org/ Changing the perception of mental illness in the African American community by encouraging people to get the help they need; focuses on stigma/self-stigma reduction and building trust between Black people and the mental health field. Therapy for Black Girls: https://therapyforblackgirls.com/ Online space encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls; referral tool to find a therapist in your area. The Loveland Foundation: https://thelovelandfoundation.org/ Financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy. Therapy for Black Men: https://therapyforblackmen.org/ Primarily a therapist directory for Black men seeking therapy; includes some resources and stories. Dr. Ebony’s My Therapy Cards: https://www.mytherapycards.com/ Self-exploration card deck created by a Black female psychologist for other women of color; created with the intention of helping other women of color grow and elevate in the areas of emotional and mental health. LATINX/HISPANIC COMMUNITIES Therapy for Latinx: https://www.therapyforlatinx.com/ National mental health resource for the Latinx community; provides resources for the Latinx community to heal, thrive, and become advocates for their own mental health. Latinx Therapy: https://latinxtherapy.com/ Breaking the stigma of mental health related to the Latinx community; learn self-help techniques, how to support yourself and others. The Focus on You: http://thefocusonyou.com/ Self-care, mental health, and inspirational blog run by a Latina therapist. ASIAN AMERICAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITIES Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA): https://aapaonline.org/ Dedicated to advancing the mental health and well-being of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy. Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum: https://www.apiahf.org/ Focused on improving the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Asian American Health Initiative: https://aahiinfo.org/ Part of the Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services, includes Asian American resources. NATIVE AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES Indigenous Story Studio: https://istorystudio.com/ Creates illustrations, posters, videos, and comic books on health and social issues for youth (Canadabased). One Sky Center: http://www.oneskycenter.org/ The American Indian/Alaska Native National Resource Center for Health, Education, and Research; mission is to improve prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use problems and services among Native people. WeRNative: https://www.wernative.org/ A comprehensive health resource for Native youth by Native youth, promoting holistic health and positive growth in local communities and the nation at large. LGBTQ+ COMMUNITIES The Trevor Project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ An American nonprofit organization founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network: https://nqttcn.com/en/ A healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer & trans people of color (QTPoC). Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN): https://www.glsen.org/ A national network of educators, students, and local chapters working to give students a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ+ inclusive education. Human Rights Campaign: https://www.hrc.org/ America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ+ equality.