Black, Indigenous, and People of Color have had a long and difficult history in America. This is not only historically true, but it is still the case today. With all of the recent media attention directed at the current challenges facing the Black community in America, it is becoming more and more apparent just how few resources are available for Black people here in Georgia. Below is a guide for BIPOC-specific resources in Georgia. This is a living document and will grow as more resources become available.
- Georgia Crisis & Access Line: 1-800-715-4225 A crisis line that is available 24/7 for anyone struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues.
- The Steve Fund Crisis Text Line: Text “STEVE” to 741-741 anytime to be connected with a crisis counselor.
- Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence: 1-800-334-2836 The GCADV works to end domestic violence and provides this 24/7 crisis line for anyone struggling with abuse in their home.
- Your Life Your Voice: 1-800-448-3000 A service provided by the Boys Town National Hotline, this hotline is for any young person who is in crisis. They also provide a text line where you can be connected with a crisis counselor by texting “VOICE” to 20121.
- National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-786-2929 This hotline is open 24/7 and can provide counseling and resources for a child or teen who is in trouble.
Organizations & Community Groups
- Black Women’s Health Imperative: A national organization that works to improve awareness and access to mental health services among Black women.
- Ourselves Black: An information and resource directory that connects Black people with equality resources and mental health services all over the country.
- Protect Your Mental: An Atlanta-based mental health awareness organization, they work to promote discussions of mental health among Black communities.
Mental Health Resources
- The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation: A mental health advocacy organization that works to improve access to mental healthcare for Black people, they have a directory of mental health providers that specifically serve the Black community.
- Inclusive Therapists: This website provides a directory for BIPOC-specific therapists all over the country.
- Hurdle: A directory of various mental health resources for BIPOC communities all over America.
- Melanin & Mental Health: A directory of culturally competent therapists and psychiatrists that specialize in treating mental illness among BIPOC communities.
- BEAM: An acronym for the Black Emotional And Mental Health Collective, their website provides a directory of Black mental health providers including therapists, yoga instructors, and more.
- The Steve Fund: A mental health awareness and promotion organization that works to increase awareness and improve access to mental health services for young BIPOC and students.
- The Mental Health Coalition: A national mental health group, they provide an easy to access directory of BIPOC mental health resources all across the country.
- Black Mental Health Alliance: A website that works to promote mental health in the Black community, they provide helpful resources and a therapist locator tool.
- Georgia Tech Counseling Center: Georgia Tech University’s counseling department has a helpful resource page for BIPOC students and their families.
- Black Mental Wellness: An educational organization, Black Mental Wellness works to provide mental health information and resources that are presented from a Black point of view.
- Dr. Crystal Jones: A speaker and meditation guide, Dr. Crystal Jones is an Atlanta-based wellness counselor and life coach.
- Therapy For Black Girls: A directory of mental health resources and providers for Black women.
- Sista Afya: Based in Chicago, Sista Afya providers accessible therapy and mental health services to Black women.
- Therapy For Black Men: A directory of mental health providers specifically for Black men with providers listed all across the country.
- Black Men Heal: A mental health organization dedicated to improving mental healthcare access for Black men, they provide financial support for Black men seeking therapy.
Podcasts & Social Media
- Wanja on AiR: A podcast about recovery hosted by Wanja, a professional speaker and life coach.
- African Wholistic Health Association: This Atlanta-based community organization promotes holistic African health techniques to improve overall mental and physical wellness.
- AcuDetox Specialist Collective: This group of Black acupuncture specialists provides Acu detox services for opioid addiction in and around Atlanta.