BIPOC Mental Health Month: Celebrate + Take Action

July 19, 2022

Did you know July is a month dedicated to uplifting mental health experiences and resources specifically for communities of color? Here’s how you can learn more and take action in support of your own and others’ mental health:

Research

Our recent Kindness In The Workplace Report found young workers of color and LGBTQ+ workers need workplaces to do better in providing respect, affirmation, and sufficient pay and benefits. When you check out this report, you’ll learn more about young workers’ experiences and find suggestions to take action to build kinder workplaces that support mental health.

Community Conversations

Our BTWF Talks/ series focus on the experiences of communities of color, how mental health can show up differently, and uplifting and sharing culturally competent resources. Click here to tune in.

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Channel Kindness

Meet incredible youth advocates of color profiled in our storytelling platform, Channel Kindness:

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Resources

Here are a few mental health resources that specifically support communities of color:

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  • Aakoma Project focuses on the experiences of people of color and works with teenagers and their families to raise awareness on mental health, conduct patient-centered research, and encourage young people to begin conversations in their communities.
  • Asians for Mental Health was created to help Asians feel validated and empowered in their journeys towards better mental health. Their AAPI Mental Health Directory lists AAPI mental health professionals across the country for members of the AAPI community looking for counseling.
  • Asian Mental Health Collective aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide.
  • Black Mental Health Alliance develops, promotes, and sponsors trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings, and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and their communities.
  • National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, an interactive digital resources that helps QTPoC locate QTPoC mental health practioners across the U.S.
  • One Sky Center works to address prevention and treatment for mental health and substance use and services among Native people.
  • The Steve Fund, a resource for educators, caregivers, and students to support the emotional well-being of youth of color.
  • Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
  • Therapy for Latinx is an online space that provides resources for the Latinx community to heal, thrive, and become advocates for their own mental health.
  • WeRNative is a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, that provides content and stories about the topics that matter most to them and promotes holistic health and positive growth in local Native communities and the nation at large.
  • Click here to find more resources on our website.

Thank you for everything you do to help build a kinder and braver world! 🌎💖

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