BARE Mental Health & Wellness provides services to promote mental health and wellness within Black communities as well as supporting systemic change to address disparities within healthcare and educational institutions, businesses, agencies, and firms.
Haitian Mental Health Network (HMH) is a Boston-based organization comprised of a group of mental health providers including psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, psychiatric nurses, and pastoral counselors. Their website includes events, resources, and a directory of private practice clinicians and mental health clinics/centers.
Deconstructing Stigma: Changing Attitudes About Mental Health is an initiative from McLean Hospital. The Boston chapter of the NAACP is partnering with the Deconstructing Stigma campaign to address the challenges around mental health awareness, stigma, and access to care for Black Americans. They have identified local and community resources in the Boston area.
DeeDee’s Cry provides resources and education on the importance of mental health and wellness within communities of color and creates a space where conversations begin to lift the stigma of mental health within communities of color.
The Black Mental Health Matters Show with Dr. Kerry-Ann Williams discusses mental health diagnoses, treatments, community services and initiatives, research, and personal experiences on the show. You can listen to past shows online or tune in live on Sundays at 1pm on 98.1FM The Urban Heat in Boston.
Race Recovery Project was founded for the Black community affected by internalized racism. The vision is to foster the health of Black lives in all dimensions of life with particular focus on renew consciousness of identity as a Black person. The Race Recovery Project will build on community forums where topics defining internalized negative effects from racism are discussed and dissected and redefined with the aim of transforming Black lives to positions of strength and wellness through community processes.
Estoy Aqui LLC provides suicide prevention training and social justice education to organizations and institutions serving the Latino/x and Black communities.
PureSpark uses social media and their web interface to provide resources and daily coping mechanisms that would otherwise be out of reach for someone who is unfamiliar with the mental wellness system. While open to providing information for everyone, the organization’s focus is on Black women. They are also working on building a wellness provider directory for a wide range of disciplines from individual psychotherapy to reiki, yoga, and meditation.