May 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month

Hello Beautiful parents/caregivers of Beautiful Black Children & Adults. They say that motherhood & caregiving is the hardest job you will ever love, indeed. I love my boy and all the uniqueness that comes along with him, but sometimes I feel drained, exhausted and just tired of being tired. In the Color Purple, Oprah Winfrey said “I had to fight all my life” Well, let’s change that up and let’s fight for our life, to be Mentally Healthy & Fit, for our families but mostly for ourselves. Embrace that you are LOVED & APPRECIATED.

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Mental Health Resources 

Dial 211 for Mental Health Services and Support

Dial 911 for Mental Health Crisis if danger presents to self or others 

San Gabriel/ Pomona Regional Center 

If you are a parent or caregiver with questions about SGPRC client services, please contact:

San Gabriel/ Pomona Regional Center 

Executive Office

Sal Gonzalez

Director, Compliance and Outreach

To obtain a list of therapists within certain cities, visit either one of these websites:

Counseling Centers and Mental Health Centers also have therapy (among other services) at a typically lower cost than individual private practices. 

For a consumer resource directory for DMH Mental Health Services in Los Angeles.

Inland Regional Center

If you are a parent or caregiver with questions about IRC client services, please contact:

Inland Regional Center 

Community Engagement Department: 

Lilliana Garnica

Cultural Specialist

909-890- 4781 


Therapy for Black Girls

An online space dedicated to providing access to Black women and girls struggling with mental health with therapeutic support absent of stigma or shame. Along with therapy sessions, this organization provides resources such as blog pieces, podcast episodes, and yoga practices to promote self-care and community conversation.

The Steve Fund

An organization supporting the mental and emotional health of young people of color. Through dialogue, education programs, mental health services, and workshops, The Steve Fund promotes awareness and understanding. Their annual conference series, Young, Gifted, & @Risk offers resources and information for campuses to better the mental health of students of color.

The Loveland Foundation

Founded in 2018, this organization’s goal is to provide Black women and girls with access to therapy. The Founder and President, Rachel Cargle, is a modern-day activist whose work has been featured in numerous publications and lectures taught at campuses around the country.

Black Girls Breathing

Founded by Jasmine Marie, breathwork practitioner, and speaker, Black Girls Breathing is a safe space for Black womxn to actively manage their mental health through breathwork and community. Their work has impacted thousands of Black women across the globe and is innovating the wellness industry by providing free and accessible mental health care to an overlooked and underserved population.

National Queer And Trans Therapists Of Color Network (NQTTCN)

An organization committed to the mental well-being of queer and trans people of color. Their recognition of the trauma, oppression, and medical neglect queer and trans people of color experience allows for a space of healing. Their resources, such as The Mental Health Fund, The Radical Syllabus, and the Healing Justice Learning Strategy Lab, provide access, tools, and compassion.

Black Psychiatrist of America

Click HERE to Learn More about Black Mental Health Services

NAMI Black Mental Health Resources

There are a variety of mental health resources available for people of color, but we have provided a few examples below.

Please note: The resources included here are not endorsed by NAMI, and NAMI is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources.

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)

Group aimed at removing the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. They do this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts.

Black Men Heal

Limited and selective free mental health service opportunities for Black men. 

Black Mental Health Alliance - (410) 338-2642

Provides information and resources and a “Find a Therapist” locator to connect with a culturally competent mental health professional. 

Black Mental Wellness

Provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, as well as training opportunities for students and professionals.

Black Women’s Health Imperative

Organization advancing health equity and social justice for Black women through policy, advocacy, education, research and leadership development.

Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation

BLHF has launched the COVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy Support Campaign to raise money for mental health services provided by licensed clinicians in our network. Individuals with life-changing stressors and anxiety related to the coronavirus will have the cost for up to five (5) individual sessions defrayed on a first come, first serve basis until all funds are committed or exhausted.

Brother You’re on My Mind

An initiative launched by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and NIMHD to raise awareness of the mental health challenges associated with depression and stress that affect Black men and families. Website offers an online toolkit that provides Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapters with the materials needed to educate fellow fraternity brothers and community members on depression and stress in Black men.

Ebony's Mental Health Resources by State

List of Black-owned and focused mental health resources by state as compiled by Ebony magazine.

Henry Health

Provides culturally sensitive self-care support and teletherapy for Black men and their families. Currently in pilot program available only to residents of MD, VA and DC. Residents of other states can join their waiting list and will be notified when Henry Health is available in their state.

Melanin and Mental Health

Connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. Promotes the growth and healing of diverse communities through its website, online directory and events.

Ourselves Black

Provides information on promoting mental health and developing positive coping mechanisms through a podcast, online magazine and online discussion groups.

POC Online Classroom

Contains readings on the importance of self care, mental health care, and healing for people of color and within activist movements.

Sista Afya

Organization that provides mental wellness education, resource connection and community support for Black women.

Therapy for Black Girls

Online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. Offers listing of mental health professionals across the country who provide high quality, culturally competent services to Black women and girls, an informational podcast and an online support community.

The SIWE Project

Non-profit dedicated to promoting mental health awareness throughout the global Black community.

The Steve Fund

Organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.

Unapologetically Us

Online community for Black women to seek support.

Click HERE to Learn More about Black Mental Health Services


I'm Listening: Find resources to support your mental health

Crisis Text Line (741-741) TEXT: TALK to 741-741

The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, and it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their trained Crisis Counselors are available for coping with any painful emotion for which you need support.


Ways to take care of yourself and others while we do our part to stop the spread of the virus.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) 1-888-333-2377

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention raises awareness, funds research, and provides support and resources to those affected by suicide.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) 240-485-1001

For information on the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of anxiety and depression.

Concussion Legacy Foundation

Concussion and CTE Resources

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) 1-800-826-3632

For information online or in-person support for those with bipolar disorder and depression.

My3 App

Define your network and your plan to stay safe.

National Eating Disorders Association


Now Matters Now

Now Matters Now provides skills and support for coping with suicidal thoughts.

Psychology Today

Provides a national directory of therapists, psychiatrists, group therapy, and other options.

RAINN 1-800-656-4673

National Sexual Assault Hotline.

Seize The Awkward

Provides tips and tools to help young adults reach out to their friends about their mental health.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 


Provides referrals to mental health care, substance abuse, and dual diagnosis treatment at a low cost/sliding scale.


Online, on-demand digital therapy.

The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386

The Trevor Project provides confidential support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. Their phone hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Connect to mental health resources in your community.

Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860 (US) 1-877-330-6366

Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one. They're run by and for trans people.

Veteran’s Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 | TEXT: 838255

The Veterans Crisis Line is available for veterans in crisis and their families and friends who are in need of support. Their hotline, text message service, and online chat are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide confidential support to those facing a crisis.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1800 273 TALK 

SAMHSA National HelpLine 1 800 662 HELP

Diaster Distress Hotline 1 800 985 5990

Above all, help is available. If there is any question as to who can help start the process, your primary care physician is available to answer questions and provide referrals.

CalHOPE Connect offers safe, secure, and culturally sensitive emotional support for all Californian’s who may need support relating to COVID-19.

CalHOPE partnered with California Mental Health Services Association which has a statewide experienced workforce comprised of peers, community mental health workers, and other non-licensed personnel. Individuals in need of emotional and/or crisis support can receive “visits” by phone, videoconference, smart device, or computer chat. Depending upon needs and situation, family and/or group support sessions are also available. Individuals also may be connected to county-based services. CalHOPE connect offers culturally sensitive emotional support session for:

Click to Access CalHOPE services

Take Action for Mental Health is the campaign for California’s ongoing mental health movement. It builds upon established approaches and provides resources to support Californians’ mental health needs.

Californians have been through an unprecedented time with profound mental health impacts: a global pandemic, an economic recession, social and political unrest, racial inequity and violence, and multiple natural disasters. The trauma, grief, and loss of millions of Californians is real. It’s no wonder many people are struggling or not quite feeling themselves.


To enhance the quality of life for individuals and families of Black and African Heritage through positive social change for people experiencing mental health difficulties. We seek to define and highlight the differing identities we bring with us that can contribute to the disparity that we encounter. 

Virtual Mental Health Events 

Register Here 

Mental Health Apps 

Liberate Black Meditation App:

Mediations by and for US with meditations specific toward black experience, coping with micro aggressions, etc


Meditation app created by and for Black Women 


This app teaches users how to do diaphragmatic breathing (read: breathe down into the low belly 


An app that teaches techniques for dealing with anxiety, depression, and stress, It is based on cognitive behavioral therapy 

The Safe Place

Mental health app geared specifically toward Black Mental Health education, treatment, and resources