Now more than ever, the national conversation has been focused on mental health and reducing the stigma surrounding it. One could say that the pandemic combined with the social justice movements of 2020, served as the catalyst for bringing more awareness on the topic of mental health. Our lives were literally flipped upside down. We were isolated from our loved ones and friends, and adjusted to new working and educational environments. The effects of which, are still yet to be discovered and will probably be researched for years to come.
As we enter into what is known as Mental Health Awareness Month, please remember that you are not alone. There are many resources available at your disposal. We have provided a list of helpful Mental Health Resources below:
The mission of Black Men Heal is to provide access to mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources to men of color.
2. Girl Trek
Girl Trek encourages black women and girls to utilize walking as a tool to health the mind, body, and soul.
3. Better Help
Better Help makes connecting with a licensed therapist easy and convenient through their online platform. Services are provided through web-based interaction as well as phone and text.
The suicide and crisis hotline is easily accessible by anyone suffering through a mental health crisis by calling the easy to remember number or by text message.
5. Zoc Doc
Zoc Doc is an online platform that connects patients with a variety of specialists for online and in-person appointments.