13 mental health resources for black people trying to cope right now

published 04.06.2020 00:37

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Run by two black women who are therapists, this website offers a directory of "dope," culturally competent therapists, a podcast about mental health, and additional resources.

The Baltimore-based nonprofit helps connect black people searching for a therapist with "culturally-competent and patient-centered licensed mental health professionals" through its confidential referral service.

Mashable asked both Barlow and the National Alliance on Mental Illness to share mental health resources specifically for black people.

"Healing for us looks different than most people," Jameta Nicole Barlow, a community health psychologist who is black, wrote in an email.

Developed by Jasmin Pierre, a black woman who survived a suicide attempt, The Safe Place app is designed to reach black users with information about mental health and self-care tips and resources.