The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America Report

This report comes from the Congressional Black Caucus - Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health. The suicide death rate among Black youth has found to be increasing faster than any racial/ethnic group. This report covers risk and protective factors for Black youth, and uses an upstream approach to recommendations regarding interventions and treatment for Black youth mental health. 

BEAM Collective (Black Emotional And Mental Health Collective)

A collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities. BEAM'S mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. This website contains links to trainings and online educational materials to teach the need for social justice-informed mental health literacy and its place in Black liberation. 

BEAM'S Black Virtual Therapist Network 

  • Black people are 7 times more likely to live in areas with limited access to mental health care.

  • There are a shortage of black mental health providers, and only a third of Black people who need mental health services receive treatment.

  • A virtual therapist network can help to bridge the gap to accessible and culturally sensitive mental health care for black people.

  • Virtual therapy can also address barriers to care such as transportation issues, busy schedules and mobility challenges that people may face.

Healing In Action: A Toolkit for Black Lives Matter Healing Justice and Direct Action >>

Online Workshop: Taking Off the Cape to Save Our Lives: Countering the Black Super Woman Syndrome >>

Webinar - Black Mental Health and HIV/AIDS: Addressing the Intersections>>

The Steve Fund

The Steve Fund is dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. Offers resources such as the Equity in Mental Health Framework to help colleges/universities support the mental health of students of color, and the Knowledge Center full of webinars, interviews and presentations on different topics related to mental health for students of color.