27 BIPOC Mental Health Resources—from Therapy Directories to Wellness Apps

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This piece is part of a franchise called 'You Good?,' where we’re dismantling the stigma around mental health in the BIPOC community. You’ll find a helpful guide to finding a therapist, wellness groups and more ways to check on your own mental health.

As an Afro-Latina, I’ve often felt left out of the mental health conversation. In my search for a therapist, I found myself scrolling through photo after photo of people who didn’t look like me. I was already anxious and upset, and the lack of representation in my search only compounded those emotions.

When we’re still faced with a 24/7 news cycle showing Black men and women dying at the hands of the police, cultural appropriation flooding our social media pages and everyday microaggressions, our mental health can suffer. Luckily, there are resources out there catered specifically to the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) community. From inclusive therapy directories to inspiring podcasts, here are 27 mental health resources to check out.

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Therapy Directories

1. Therapy for Black Girls

Created by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, this organization is an outlet for Black women to seek therapy and break the stigma surrounding it. Browse the directory on the site, join the private Facebook community, listen to their podcast or sit in on their weekly group support sessions.

2. Therapy for Black Men

With over 300 licensed mental health professionals, their database has a host of therapists and coaches for Black men. Scroll through their site to find additional resources, personal experiences and financial assistance.

3. Latinx Therapy

Use their search tool to find a list of therapists in your area, especially bilingual professionals. They also have resources like podcasts, YouTube channels, courses/workshops and books that represent the Latinx community. 

4. Melanin & Mental Health

Created by two licensed therapists, Eliza Boquin and Eboni Harris, this directory lets you customize your searches for a specific treatment (i.e, art therapy, hypnotherapy, etc), license type (life coach or psychiatrist) and even language preferences. Plus, they have online webinars and a podcast to learn more about the right type of therapy for you.

5. National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

Browse through their interactive Google Map and find an array of therapists catered to queer and trans people of color. The organization even offers financial assistance for those who can’t afford therapy, training for companies and a digital space for queer and trans people of color to connect.

6. Black Emotional and Mental Health

If you’d prefer telemedicine, Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM) features a virtual directory to connect you with mental health professionals online. Whether you’re into email, video-chatting or just simply talking on the phone, you can choose which virtual platform works for you.

7. Inclusive Therapists

Austin-based therapist Melody Li created Inclusive Therapists, where you can find mental health professionals that specialize in racial trauma. They also offer group therapy, coaching and medication management. Plus, you can find reduced-fee teletherapy, too.

8. Asian Mental Health Collective

This directory strives to destigmatize mental health within the Asian community. You’ll find over 200 pages filled with therapists that specialize in everything from art therapy to spiritual counseling. There are even options of telehealth, reduced fee therapy and group sessions. 

9. Therapy for Latinx

The search bar is your guide to finding a Latinx therapist. When the site says, “Find a therapist who gets your love of plantitas, memes and social justice,” you know you’re in the right place. You can search by state, type of services (individual, group or family) and even office features (like does it have an elevator? does it allow service animals?) to make it more accessible to all.   

Social Communities

1. Viva Mental Health

Founded by Rachel Gersten and Jor-El Caraballo, this wellness company combines mental health and holistic care together. They offer therapy sessions, workshops, coaching and e-guides to help you stay active physically and mentally. Here, you'll find a service that works for you and your schedule while offering both online and offline support.

2. The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation

Founded by Taraji P. Henson, The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation raises awareness of mental health in the Black community and the stigma around the subject. You’ll find free therapy sessions for young adults, wellness programs for seniors and virtual events. They also offer the “Meeting You Where You Are” initiative, which includes self-care wellness pods that offer mental health and wellness resources in Black communities. It launched April 2023, starting with historically Black colleges like Alabama State University. Programs (which will continue to expand to other locations) will include free therapy, hangout spaces, wellness services (like yoga and meditation), workshops, rest pods and a garden. 

3.Sad Girls Club

In 2017, founder Elyse Fox started Sad Girls Club to make therapy more accessible to BIPOC women and guide them to figuring out their own mental health journey. The organization hosts a free virtual therapy group called Chat Room for up to ten participants (thanks to every $100 donated to the organization). Each session is led by a mental health professional to connect, talk and heal in a group setting. They also have in-person events through poetry, yoga, and seminars across the country.

4. Black Men Heal 

Established in 2018 by founder and licensed therapist Tasnim Sulaiman, Black Men Heal centers around mental health and Black men, who are often left out of the wellness conversation. This nonprofit org offers treatments, education and resources for men of color. They stand by eliminating those barriers and encourage Black men to access all the mental health tools they need, which is why BMH provides free individual and group therapy for up to eight sessions. 

5. The Loveland Foundation

Activist and founder Rachel Cargle established The Loveland Foundation to make therapy accessible for Black women and girls. Since 2018, she has raised over $250,000 to help them receive therapy support, which gives each recipient about 4 to 12 sessions. The nonprofit also gives fellowship opportunities, listening tours and residency programs to these communities. 

6. The Nap Ministry

Yes, there’s power in  a great nap and The Nap Ministry is proof. Founded by activist and performance artist Tricia Hersey, this company celebrates and encourages naps. Featuring immersive workshops and events, they use this tool for community healing and building. As explained on their site: “We believe rest is a form of resistance and name sleep deprivation as a racial and social justice issue.” The program includes yoga mats, blankets, pillows, curated soundtrack and a guided meditation with Hersey. 

7. The Body Prjct

Founder and marathon runner Adam Francique Sr. launched The Body Prjct to close the gap between BIPOC and wellness clubs. Since 2016, his mission has been to provide health and wellness support, especially for underprivileged areas in NYC. He offers free yoga classes and strengthening sessions in The Bronx, Washington Heights and Brooklyn.

8. Black Girl’s Healing House

Delia Null grew up struggling with her own mental health, where she turned to holistic wellness practices (like meditation and yoga) to connect better with her emotions. As a result, she was ready to share her wisdom with other Black women and started Black Girls Healing House. It’s become a huge community, where people can share experiences, affirmations and wellness resources. 

9. Men to Heal

Founder James Harris was tired of the lack of resources and the stigma surrounding men and mental health. By 2018, he introduced Men to Heal, a nonprofit that vows to educate those through wellness, mental and physical health tools. They offer virtual and in-person sessions, workshops to end the stigma once and for all. Harris also launched an interactive journal, “Man, Just Express Yourself.” to encourage boys and men to express themselves. 

Youth Programs

1. The Aakoma Project

Founded by psychologist and scientist Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, this nonprofit organization focuses on mental health and suicide prevention for youth of color. Through funding and donations, The Aakoma Project is able to offer five free virtual therapy sessions to young adults (12 to 30 years old), workshops and training for adults to better support this community. 

2. Black Girls Smile

In 2012, Black Girls Smile was founded to empower and support young Black women and girls. Led and run entirely by Black women, this nonprofit organization builds a community through educational programs like virtual workshops on healthy daily habits as well as therapy assistance with financial support for up to 12 sessions. Plus, they have a new program called “She’s Mentally Well,” a suicide prevention five-part program that works on reducing suicidal behaviors and thoughts among this group. Singer Lizzo even partnered with the company to raise over $50,000 for further supporting their mission. 

3. The Steve Fund 

This nonprofit keeps the mental health of young people of color in the forefront. It works alongside schools, experts and families to develop sessions on topics like systemic racism, discrimination and overall wellness. They also have a podcast called “Speakonit!,” which brings students and mental health professionals together to talk about all things mental health. 

4. We R Native

This extensive resource was made for Native youth by Native youth. Founded in 2012, this Portland-based organization delivers hundreds of resources catered to the culture, mental health and healthy habits. On the site, you can learn about traditional stories, healthy fitness tips and ways to improve your mental health. 

5. Pretty Brown Girl

This org’s mission is clear: empower Black and Brown girls while instilling leadership, confidence and community. In 2012, the Crawley family went from daily affirmations to selling inclusive products to a full-fledged company that brought youth girls of colors together through clubs, school programs and conferences. Their PBG Program is considered one of the largest K-12 school programs in the United States, which delivers academic support, leadership development and self-love tools for Black and Brown girls to over 30 states.   


1. H.E.R Space: Uplifting Conversations for the Black Woman

Listen every Friday as Dr. Dominique Broussard and Terri Lomax chat about topics related to Black women—from dating to sisterhood to mental health. H.E.R (aka Healing, Empowerment, Resilience) is working to inspire women and help them deal with daily obstacles in every episode.

2. The Black Girl Bravado

Two L.A. besties, Germani and Brittany, have weekly conversations about self-care, spirituality and entrepreneurship to motivate women of color to reach their potential. Each episode highlights tips and tricks to tackle issues and create goals in the wellness and health space. According to their site, their mission is to “guide you to your personal sense of awakening. We are creating a safe space for Black women to be seen, heard and understood. It’s always real. It’s always raw. And it’s always with love.” 

3. Therapy for Black Girls

Therapy for Black Girls isn’t only a platform for therapy and helpful mental health tools. The nonprofit also has a podcast, featuring weekly conversations with founder and licensed psychologist Dr. Joy Harden Bradford. Join her every Wednesday as she discusses everything from mental health, beauty and entertainment to a look into her own personal life. 

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4. All My Relations

Photographer Matika Wilbur (from the Swinish and Tulalip peoples) and writer and activist Adrienne Keene (a citizen of the Cherokee Nation) spend every episode diving into Native culture. Whether it’s calling out Native representation in the media or sharing their own experiences, this duo explores topics the Native community are facing today. 

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