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We Provide Resources for the Entire Community!

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Asian American & Pacific Islander

Organizations

Asian American Psychological Association

Organization that focuses on the well-being of Asian American communities through research, peer-reviewed journals, prevention and treatment strategies, advocating, and providing scholarships, training and education for psychologists.  Research topics and fact sheet information include bullying, suicide, LGBTQIA+, brain injury and violence.

Asian Counseling and Referral Service

Non-profit organization that provides counseling and referral services to the Asian and Pacific Islander communities, including refugees and immigrants. They promote empowerment through multilingual services such as child and youth development, employment and training, elderly food programs, adult and youth mental health and citizenship assistance. 

Asians Do Therapy

Website started by a licensed marriage counselor to reduce stigma and increase accessibility to therapy resources. The website includes a series of personal stories, a podcast, articles, videos, and information on how to get started in therapy.

Asian Mental Health Collective

A non-profit organization on a mission to de-stigmatize mental health for Asian communities and make resources accessible and approachable. 

Asian Pacific Counseling and Treatment Centers

Agency established in 1977 as the first mental health center inLos Angelos for Asian Pacific immigrants and refugees. Now, as a non-profit they provide online counseling, work shops and rehabilitation services.

Cambodian Association of America

A non-profit that is the oldest and largest Cambodian organization in the United States. Their goal is to preserve Cambodian culture through 14 federally funded programs such as community wellness, domestic violence preventative sources, substance abuse and senior support. 

Inclusive Therapists

A collection of therapy sources for all individuals, all sexualities and all abilities. They have easy to access, low cost options for every diverse group, and even provide both in person and virtual services.

Mann Mukti

"Mann Mukti" translates to "mental liberation" in Hindi, and their mission is to normalize the discussion around mental health issues through improving awareness and promoting self-care for South Asians. 

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association

Organization focused towards Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders to prevent suicide, empower mental health practice and provide affordable mental health services.

New York Coalition for Asian American Mental Health 

New York based Coalition providing community resources, immigration assistance, legal rights, professional development and workshops.

Psychology Today, Asian Therapist 

A website database comprised of therapists, psychologists, treatment centers and support groups that can be specified to dealing with chronic and mental illness. 

Podcasts

Asians Do Therapy Podcast

A podcast to make conversation around race, white supremacy, mental illness and therapy more accessible to Asians, hosted by Asian therapists and clients.

Feeling Asian 

After a lifetime of holding in their emotions, two Asian comedians get on the microphone and discuss their feelings about everything in life, from relationships to COVID-19.

The Full Well Podcast

Conversations about the intersectionality of what it means to identify as an Asian American, how that affects mental health and cultural awareness.  

HAM Podcast: Happy Asian Males 

This podcast breaks all stereotypes, with one host who makes erotic films and the other is in the marijuana industry. Their goal teaming up is to show Asians how to be happy doing what you love, while they discuss philosophy, health, relationships and their passions. 

Korean American Perspectives Podcast

Council of Korean Americans has produced 2 seasons of thought provoking podcasts touching topics such as philanthropy, music, journalism, burnout, trauma, self-compassion and vulnerability.

Mental Health Mukbang

Presented by the Asian Mental Health Collective, Mental Health Mukbang is a video podcast where they aim to make the conversation more accessible for people of all ages. Some of their topics they have explored so far are school anxiety, self-care, boundaries and activism.

The Urban Monk Podcast

Follow Pedram Shojai, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Taoist Priest, Qi Gong Master, film maker, author and a Kung Fu world traveler, as he helps people on their quest to find balance and happiness in this busy life. 

Yellow Glitter

Explore the world through the eyes of a gay Asian trying to find his way through mindfulness. He discusses struggles, health, fitness and an all around guide to how to be mindful. 

Resources

 

Anxiety & Depression Association of America (Asian-Americans)

The ADAA gives access to help choosing providers, research on facts and statistics regarding mental health and trending related articles.

Full Well Therapy

This is a practice run by licensed marriage and family therapist, Ji Eun Ko. She aims to make therapy accessible to all, especially those with Asian lineage. She has created a source of information through articles on topics ranging from anti-Asian racism in America to having a multicultural interracial relationships. 

Mann Mukti

This platform encourages healthy, open conversation about South Asian stigma and self-care.

Mental Health America (Asian American/Pacific Islander Communities)

A hub of research ranging topics from societal issues, treatment issues, access, insurance and the overall picture of mental health. 

National Alliance of Mental Illness (Asian American and Pacific Islander)

Research on identity, obstacles to taking care of mental health, stigma and competent care options. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander)

The SAMHSA is a website for data, reports and issue briefs on topics such as drug use, health, behavior science and youth. This agency runs the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) for confidential support, and the National Helpline (800-662-4357) for treatment referral and support.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health (Asian Americans)

Research and statistics on health related topics such as mental health, asthma, cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, heart health and much more. 

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Black & African American

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Organizations

The Association of Black Psychologists

An association made of a collective of African American psychologists who aim to promote and advance the field of Black psychologists and see the complete liberation of the African mind. 

 

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)

 A non-profit organization dedicated to the emotional and mental health of Black and marginalized communities. They are a collective of yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, teachers, activist, and psychologists break the barriers of healing through education, training and advocacy. Some of the services they provide are professional development, tool kits, peer support training, emotional intelligence programs and a directory of licensed Black therapists who provide online support. 

Black Girls Code

A non-profit organization who aim to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering young Black girls in STEM fields, computer science and technology. 

Black Girls Smile

A non-profit organization that empowers young Black girls to take care of their mental well-being through a therapy scholarship fund, programs and workshops. 

Black Girls Rock!

A non-profit organization that focuses on women and girls of color through a multi-media, entertainment and philanthropic platform. 

Black Mental Health Alliance

An organization that aims to help the Black and vulnerable communities through education, training and referral services. They provide programs to help prevent youth smoking addiction, promote healing, trainings for clinicians and health professionals, fact sheets, as well as access to licensed therapists and psychiatrists.  

Black Mental Matters

An organization that fights to break the stigmas of mental health in the Black community through podcasts and providing resources including eating disorders, anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders, depression, child abuse and developmental disorders. 

Ethel’s Club

An online social wellness community focused around collective healing. Through a paid membership, there will be access to guided meditations, book clubs, writing classes, breathwork courses, art workshops, group workouts, and events with wellness and culture leaders. 

Lee Thompson Young Foundation

A foundation created around the de-stigmatization of mental illness through providing resources and research, using holistic methods and sponsoring youth programs. 

The Loveland Foundation

An organization that puts effort and funds toward providing therapy and healing for Black women and girls through fellowships, residency programs and much more. 

Psychology Today Directory of African American Therapists

A comprehensive list of African American therapists in every state and largely populated city. 

Pretty Brown Girl

An organization founded on the ideals of encouraging self-acceptance by creating a better foundation of social, emotional and mental well-being. They have established 160 after school programs in 59 cities across 29 states. 

Sistah Afya Community Mental Wellness

A non-profit social enterprise that provides low-cost mental wellness services for Black women, centering around the conversation of collective wellness. They achieve this through mental wellness workshops, online resources, professional development, community events, individual and group therapy, and African American themed merchandise such as wellness coloring books and journals. 

Therapy for Black Girls

An organization centered around de-stigmatizing therapy for Black women through providing access to virtual and in-person therapists and a community forum for Black women to share their experiences and thoughts.  

Therapy for Black Men

With mental health and coaching professional partnerships in all 50 states, Therapy for Black Men makes getting a licensed professional easy and stress free. They aim to de-stigmatize the thought that Black men can not ask for help, and make the process of looking for a provider easy.

Podcasts

 

Black Mental Matters Podcast 

With over 60 podcast episodes which air weekly, BMM addresses mental health disparities tackling topics such as growing up Black in America, why Black votes and lives matter, Black men and emotional wellness, suicide prevention and police shootings. 

Black Girls Heal

This is a safe space where Black women are taught how to break out of unhealthy relationships and situations that make them unhappy, combining support, coaching, life stories and tools to come together and heal. 

Black Therapist Podcast

A podcast where they discuss the unique issues Black and People of Color face in their daily lives, and how to overcome those issues in a mental health and health care sphere. 

Brown Girl Self-Care

Join Bre, the self-care advocate from California, on her journey towards wellness while she discusses current events and their effect on mental health, her self-care practices, introducing new wellness habits and products to inspire others to do so too. 

 

Hella Black Podcast

A show uplifting of Black and brown people, this podcast is centered around everything Black. The goal is to educate listeners about Black activists, organizers and important figures in history through stories and conversation. 

 

Minding My Black Business Podcast

With over 100 podcasts, this series was created to encourage and inspire Black entrepreneurs with topics such as mindful moguls, managing anxiety and how to use art to cope with stress. 

Soften the Podcast

Sista Afya provides a safe place for Black women to speak freely, as the hosts become radically vulnerable sharing their journey of wellness.

Therapy for Black Girls Podcast

With over 200 episodes, Therapy for Black Girls has weekly conversations about personal development, mental health and how to make each of us the best version of ourselves. Serving an array of topics spanning from anxiety, how to teach kids to cope, dating, affirmations and astrology, all for Black women and girls. 

Resources

 

American Psychiatric Association, Mental Health: A Guide for African Americans and Their Families 

A 22-minute video discussing how to find medical professionals, the different types of mental illness and their treatment options. 

 

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (Black Community)

This ADAA page has information on choosing providers, trending articles, facts and statistic sheets and a list of other mental health resources to help end racism and destress the Black population.

Brother, You’re on My Mind Toolkit (National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities)

Created for the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapters, this toolkit provides information and education on depression and stress specified in the population of Black men.

 

Mental Health America (Black and African American Communities)

A hub of research ranging topics from societal issues, treatment issues, access, insurance and the overall picture of mental health. 

National Alliance of Mental Illness (Black/African American)

Research on identity, obstacles to taking care of mental health, stigma and competent care options. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Sharing Hope: Speaking With African Americans About Mental Health

A 60-minute presentation by NAMI to help increase mental health awareness for African Americans through understanding the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depression, how to have the conversation around mental health, and what type of support is available. 

The Safe Place

Created by young mental health activist, Jasmin Pierre, The Safe Place is an app available on both iPhone and Android focused on African American mental health. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Behavioral Health Equity, Black)

The SAMHSA is a website for data, reports and issue briefs on topics such as drug use, health, behavior science and youth. This agency runs the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) for confidential support, and the National Helpline (800-662-4357) for treatment referral and support.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health (African Americans)

Research and statistics on health related topics such as mental health, asthma, cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, heart health and much more. 

You are seen. You are heard.

You are loved.

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Disability & Chronic Illness

Organizations

Center for Disability Services

New York's largest provider of programs and services for people with disabilities. This non-profit has services ranging from health, transportation, children, family and adult programs, while also having camps and child care services for those individuals as well. Their health services include women's, dental, rehab, specialty and psychiatric care through group therapy sessions, individual therapy, psychiatric evaluation and much more.  

 

Deaf Counseling Center

Deaf-owned and operated counseling organization that provides services for deaf people and their families in all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 

Inclusive Therapists

A collection of therapy sources for all individuals, all sexualities and all abilities. They have easy to access, low cost options for every diverse group, and even provide both in person and virtual services. 

International OCD Foundation

An international non-profit that focuses on the needs of people living wit obsessed compulsive disorder (OCD). They promote awareness in the greater community, provide resources, educate mental health professionals, support research and increase access to proper treatment. Services to find therapist, group sessions and programs are also available. 

Lupus Foundation of America 

A non-profit made to improve the lives of people affected by lupus through providing resources, education, support and advocacy. In their resource center, they have specified articles and research to help guide people affected through depression and anxiety. 

National Association for the Doubly Diagnosed (NADD)

A non-profit association formed from individuals, families, and support professionals that have come together to encourage the spread of information and treatments for people who suffer from mental illness and have a physical, developmental or intellectual disability. They have published over 70 books and a research journal, provide certifications, consultations and trainings.  

National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)

A resource center aimed at improving the health of people with disabilities, serving people with sensory, cognitive and physical disability. They fight for health equity and inclusion for all people and promote physical and social activity.

National Deaf Therapy

A deaf and female-owned company that provides online ASL counseling for individuals, couples and groups, while also providing workshops and training sessions for the surrounding communities.

Psychology Today, Chronic Illness Therapist 

A website database comprised of therapists, psychologists, treatment centers and support groups that can be specified to dealing with chronic and mental illness. 

Sheppard Pratt

The nations largest private non-profit provider of mental health, special education, substance use, developmental issues, and social services. They not only provide care and services, but also professional training and community education, publish research and clinical articles, and have an entire knowledge center where they define conditions, symptoms and diagnoses. 

Volunteers of America (VOA)

A non-profit that focuses on affordable housing for those in need, but they also provide services for people who have been hospitalized due to homelessness, substance abuse or correctional charges. Through VOA, each person is given an individualized case study to work toward being as independent as possible. There are work search programs, training for employment opportunities, and assistance with basic needs such as housing, education and transportation. They have services available for people diagnosed with mental illness and people with disabilities. 

Podcasts

 

The Accessible Stall Podcast

Co-hosted by Emily Ladau, a disability activist and writer, where all topics of disability identity are discussed with co-host Kyle, who is also disabled and speaking from his authentic point of view. 

 

The Anxiety Shut-In Hour

A show centered around anxiety, depression and suicide. One of the hosts, Anna, is a published author.

BBC's Ouch: Disability Talk

A UK radio show that covers topics such as accessibility, disability politics, identity, art and much more.

Fully Sick 

A podcast with host, Jenny, who has fibromyalgia and brings on guests to reflect on life experiences.

In Sickness + In Health 

A podcast exploring the ideas of chronic illness, disability, mortality, healthcare and mental health.

Just A Spoonful

Kaitlin Plyley hosts podcast with conversation about living with chronic illness and disability, that spreads even further into the personal experiences of the guests and include outside topics like career, pop culture and fashion.

The Mental Illness Happy Hour

Follow the stories of comedian Paul Gilmartin about experiences dealing with mental illness stress from depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and addiction through dark humor and witty conversation.

Resources

 

Good Therapy, Coping with Chronic Illness and Disability

Database of articles with information on all topics  regarding mental illness and therapy. This article explores how to cope with chronic illness and disability, as well as how they relate to one another. Through this database they also provide information on how to find and schedule with a therapist.

 

Hospital for Special Surgery: Lupus and Your Emotions by Joan Westreich and Mayra Lemus

An article adapted from the SLE Workshop at the Hospital for Special Surgery by Joan Westreich, LCSW-R, and Mayra Lemus. This article defines emotions, possible triggers, coping tools and mechanisms, strategies for positive mental health, getting support and resources. 

Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities (JMHRID)

This is an official research journal of the National Association for the Doubly Diagnosed (NADD), and is dedicated to current, relevant research that is centered around people with dual diagnosis. Through accessing a free JMHRID account, patrons will be granted access to the entire database, as well as quarterly publishing of JMHRID to ensure up-to-date information. 

Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome: A Guide to Emotional and Behavioral Strengths and Challenges, by Dennis McGuire, PhD & Brian Chicoine, MD (2006)

A book by the founding directors of the Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital on how to understand and communicate with someone who has Down syndrome through using strengths. It also takes an in-depth look at the affects of self-esteem, emotional development, and how that can be influenced by mental illness conditions. 

National Alliance of Mental Illness (People with Disabilities)

Research on identity, obstacles to taking care of mental health, stigma and competent care options. 

National Down Syndrome Society

Information and research on the intersection of mental illnesses and Down syndrome, exploring topics such as anxiety, obsessed compulsive disorder, autism spectrum conditions and other neuropsychological problems. 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Online Support Group

A non-profit that provides research to the public, information for medical professionals, resources and support to people living with MS. Through this linked portal, people have full access to a live 24/7 chat, group therapy and vent sessions and volunteer 1-on-1 calls for those struggling with MS or their mental health. 

 

Our CP Journey
A supportive and uplifting group for people with Cerebral Palsy to discuss each and every persons journey. 

Reif Counseling Services

A service based out of North Carolina that provides resources and counseling to disabled adults and children, while also providing services to parents and spouses of disabled people as well. 

A Trauma Informed Tool-kit for Providers in the Field the Intellectual & Development Disabilities

Made in collaboration between the Center for Disability Services and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Response, this tool-kit tries to spread knowledge and research on wellness and resilience for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, accompanied by a study done by ACE Response.

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You are loved.

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Latinx & Hispanic 

Organizations

 

The Campaign to Change Direction, Supporting the Hispanic/Latino Community

A coalition of citizen and non-profit organization leaders coming together to shift the conversation around mental health, help people understand the warning signs and give information on how to help.

Latinx Therapy

A community of therapists and speakers catered to the Latinx community, with 98% of their counselors being Spanish speakers. They have resources for mental professionals and patient wellness, courses and workshops for the community tackling topics like parenting, communication and anxiety. 

National Alliance for Hispanic Health 

A non-profit science based and community driven organization that understands the importance of all Latinx health. Their site has research on mental health, cancer, COVID-19, depression diabetes and much more.

National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA)

The NLBHA aims to fill the need for behavioral science resources to the Latinx community through evidence based projects, increasing accessibility to research and bring attention to the quality of care for the Latino population.

Therapy for Latinx

A multi-lingual website dedicated to creating a safe space for the Latinx community to find licensed professionals in the mental health sphere. With a therapy directory that includes clinical professionals, mental health experts, life coaches and psychiatrists, and a space for people to share their personal stories and experiences, Therapy for Latinx is a full of community resources.

Therapy Works 

An organization for bilingual counseling services, workshops, talks and events. Their services include individual therapy for adults, teenagers and children, group, couples and family therapy, while also including clinical evaluations for immigration. 

Yo Soy Ella

An organization built to empower women, focusing on Latina women. They are building a strong sense of self awareness to promote mental wellness and community activeness. They offer spiritual, educational and entrepreneur mentorships to achieve their wellness goals. 

Podcasts

 

Acá entre nos Podcast

A bilingual podcast with the goal to de-stigmatize mental health topics in the Latinx community, and help listeners understand concepts that have previously been taboo.

The Beyond Resilience Life Podcast

Dr. Lydiana Garcia, a licensed psychologist in California, hosts a bilingual podcast about trauma, past experiences, transformation and growth. 

De pueblo, católico y gay

LGBTQIA+ Latinx podcast about gender identity and sexual orientation, where they speak about how that intertwines with religion.

La Cura

A podcast trying to reimagine and reclaim personal and mental healing through interviewing mental health professionals, yoga practitioners, healers, activists, scholars, historians, social justice workers and organizers. 

Nopal Kweenz

A podcast show hosted by 3 Latina therapists focused on their communities and how to break the stigma of mental health issues through topics like facing racism, dealing with the election, surviving the holidays and how there is no right way to be Latinx.  

Ritual Común Con Tí

A show run by two best friends who speak about mental health, social issues, and spiritual awakening and identity. They have an array of guest who range from being licensed professionals, writers, artists and more to bring different perspectives to the conversation. 

Se Regalan Dudas

A Spanish podcast on the ultimate question: why are we here and why do we believe what we believe. They discuss alternative ways of thinking, approaching situations and making decisions. 

Therapy Talks 

Podcasts run by two mental health professions who take a self-care, mental and emotional wellness approach through a Latinx lens. 

Through the Eyes of a Therapist 

A personal and political podcast with all Latinx guests and hosts discussing therapy, therapists and de-stigmatizing mental health for Hispanics. 

 

Resources

 

American Psychiatric Association, Mental Health: A Guide for Latinos and Their Families 

A 22-minute video discussing how to find medical professionals, the different types of mental illness and their treatment options. The same video can be watched here in Spanish.

 

American Society of Hispanic Psychology

A collection of medical professionals with the common goal to make mental health resources available and accessible for the Latinx community. They complete research, collaborate with the Hispanic community and advocate for policies that will benefit mental health for all. 

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (Latinx & Hispanics)

This ADAA page has information on choosing providers, trending articles, facts and statistic sheets and a list of other mental health resources to help end racism and destress the Latinx population.

Inclusive Therapists

A collection of therapy sources for all individuals, all sexualities, all backgrounds and all abilities. They have easy to access, low cost options for every diverse group, and even provide both in person and virtual services. 

 

Mental Health America (Latinx/Hispanic Communities)

A hub of research ranging topics from societal issues, treatment issues, access, insurance and the overall picture of mental health. 

National Alliance of Mental Illness (Hispanic/Latinx)

Research on identity, obstacles to taking care of mental health, stigma and competent care options. 

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Compartiendo Esperanza

A 90-minute bilingual presentation by NAMI to help increase mental health awareness for Latinx people through understanding the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depression, how to have the conversation around mental health, and what type of support is available. A bilingual handout is also available. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (Hispanic/Latino)

The SAMHSA is a website for data, reports and issue briefs on topics such as drug use, health, behavior science and youth. This agency runs the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) for confidential support, and the National Helpline (800-662-4357) for treatment referral and support.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health (Hispanic/Latino)

Research and statistics on health related topics such as mental health, asthma, cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, heart health and much more. 

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You are loved.

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LGBTQIA+ 

Organizations

American Psychological Association (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health)

The APA has put together research and a list of resources to help improve and advance the health disparities that the queer population face. They also have health resources for medical practitioners, a health journal and collected data to show those disparities exist. They have categorized the information by age group and ethnicity to ensure all people can find the correct information.

The Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists 

An independent organization of medical professionals working together to support LQBTQ+ people through finding treatment and counseling. They publish a quarterly newsletter and journal that has all of their research and contributions to the community compiled in it. 

CenterLink

A coalition that supports building a strong sense of community in the LGBTQ+ community through building and creating centers where social, political and emotional strength would grow and the cultural needs would be met. They serve over 2 million people annually in over 250 communities throughout 45 states, Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, Canada, China and Australia. 

The Lesbian and Gay Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Association (LAGCAPA)

Also going by the name PrideCAPA, the LAGCAPA is an organization that promotes the mental health needs of queer youth. They aim to make positive changes in the psychiatric system to benefit the families and individuals with LGBTQ+ children and youth. They are pushing to eliminate discrimination in practices and provide educational tools to families and physicians to ensure the health and safety of queer children. 

National Center for Transgender Equality 

This center for information covers every topic relatable to transgender and gender non-conforming people from governmental and legal rights, health advocacy, employment, anti-violence, immigration and so much more. They also have provided educational tools for those who want to learn more about transgender individuals, as well as a multitude of resources for dealing with the issues that come up living as a transgender or gender non-conforming person. Take a look at their health section for information about medical and mental health options. 

Sheppard Pratt

The nations largest private non-profit provider of mental health, special education, substance use, developmental issues, and social services, and also specifically serve the LGBTQIA+ community. They not only provide care and services, but also professional training and community education, publish research and clinical articles, and have an entire knowledge center where they define conditions, symptoms and diagnoses. 

Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE)

The focus of SAIGE is to bring together LGBTQ+ and ally counselors and build their confidence working with queer or questioning communities. They promote research and education in these fields, train and encourage new professionals and connect individuals with trained professionals. They also advocate for social justice issues, as marginalized groups of people  are interlinked in their disparities. 

 

The Trevor Project 

The leading national organization to prevent suicide in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, gender non-conforming and questioning individuals, specifically youth aged people. Their mission is to end suicide among these young people and provide a safe place for those struggling to receive the help they need and deserve. 

Podcasts

Busy Being Black

The ultimate guide to the intersectionality of being queer and Black, discussing all of the topics that come with that. Spanning from loneliness, anxiety, shame, stigma and general mental health. 

Have A Blessed Gay

A comedy and spiritual show in one, this podcast takes a look at spirituality, religion, mental health and an outsiders perspective.

Men Talk Health

A talk-show hosted by two queer men where they use dark humor to relive and retell stories of their past regarding their mental health and experiences as gay men.

Ripe

Hosted by a bisexual artist in Atlanta, Ripe is a culmination of queer stories and how different people manage their mental health. As a man who also was born with disabilities, this show explores many personal journeys to find self acceptance. 

Queer MEDucation

An interview show with medical professionals, mental health providers, advocates, activists and community members with the goal to de-stigmatize mental health in queer professionals. 

Queer Public Health

A monthly podcast hosted by an author with a transgender equality background and a clinical social worker centered around queer health and wellness, created both for allies and LGBTQIA+ community members. 

Qmmunity 

A show dedicated to look at the LGBTQIA+ as a whole community and as individual people, all while breaking down stereotypes and stigmas. The hosts dive into the past, present and future for the queer community and aim to bring each identifying group closer in unity.

 

Resources

 

AFFIRM: Psychologists Affirming Their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Family 

A group of psychologists through Stony Brook University whose mission is to spread awareness of accepting family members who have come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, provide resources and information for individuals and families and to encourage professional organizations to take part in the same work. 

 

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (LGBTQ+)

This ADAA page has information on choosing providers, trending articles, facts and statistic sheets and a list of other mental health resources to help end racism and destress the queer population.

 

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)

A collective of healthcare professionals fighting for equality in health care for all LGBTQ+ individuals and medical professionals.

Inclusive Therapists 

A collection of therapy sources for all individuals, all sexualities, all backgrounds and all abilities. They have easy to access, low cost options for every diverse group, and even provide both in person and virtual services. 

Mental Health America (LGBTQ+ Communities)

A hub of research ranging topics from societal issues, treatment issues, access, insurance and the overall picture of mental health. 

 

National Alliance of Mental Illness (LGBTQI)

Research on identity, obstacles to taking care of mental health, stigma and competent care options. 

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN)

The goal of the NQTTCN is to help Queen and Trans People of Color (QTPoC) find healing justice. Healing justice is defined as the intersection of social justice and the healing practices of mental care through therapy. The NQTTCN stands for increased access to healing justice for all queer and transgender people.

Pride Counseling 

A counseling service that accepts people of all sexual orientations, genders and identities. They have specifically trained licensed professionals who are in the LGBTQ+ community and are equipped to deal with the mental health issues that could arise in patients. They offer counseling via phone, video call or messaging to fit each individual schedule and be as convenient as possible, because all people deserve to take care of their mental health. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (LGBT)

The SAMHSA is a website for data, reports and issue briefs on topics such as drug use, health, behavior science and youth. This agency runs the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) for confidential support, and the National Helpline (800-662-4357) for treatment referral and support.

TransLifeline 

A collective created by transgender people, for transgender people, run by transgender and gender non-conforming people to provide support in every way possible. They cover topics ranging from changing identification, self-care, health care, coming out, legal actions, social transitioning, disability, harassment and much more. They also provide an emergency helpline, for those struggling in the moment needing someone to talk to.

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Native American, Indigenous & Alaskan Natives

Organizations

American Psychological Association (Native American Indian & Alaskan Native Heritage) 

The APA has put together research and a list of resources to help improve and advance the health disparities that the Native population face. They also have health resources for medical practitioners, a health journal and collected data to show those disparities exist. 

Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (American Indian/Alaskan Native)

The overall website has resources regarding all health concerns, help finding insurance and tribal health information. Under the behavioral health section, there are mental health specific tools to help tribal affiliated individuals and native descendants. 

Center for Native American Youth 

An organization at the Aspen Institute, that resides on the land of the Nacotchtank and Piscataway people, which addresses the issues that Native youth are faced with. They have political campaigns, ambassadors for land conservation efforts, Indigenous futures projects and a section for uplifting Native youth who are fighting for change. For mental health initiatives, they offer "creative Native," a collective call for art in the Native youth community. Lastly, they have created virtual material and webinar series to help strengthen wellness and have a platform for youth to speak to health professionals. 

Indigenous Story Studio

A non-profit society formerly known Healthy Aboriginal Network, created to promote health, literacy and wellness in the Native American community. This is a hub or comic books, posters, illustrations and videos created for indigenous youth tackling topics like suicide, mental health stigma, human rights, pregnancy, cancer, financial literacy and more. It is an accessible and artistic way for indigenous children to learn on their own or an easy tool for parents to have tough conversations. 

One Sky Center

National resource center for Native American health, education and research through using presentations, publications, projects, mentorships, counseling, training and health based initiatives. Their mission is to improve research and aid available to American Natives struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues and increases treatment in those communities. They also provide list of grants and scholarships available to those who apply.

Psychology Today, Native American Therapist 

A website database comprised of therapists, psychologists, treatment centers and support groups that can be specified to dealing with chronic and mental illness. 

StrongHearts 

An organization focused on helping Native Americans in domestic or sexually abusive relationships. They have a 24/7 safe and anonymous hotline available for those who need it, and offer culturally appropriate help in unsafe situations. They also have resources of support organizations for building personal and mental strength and maintaining healthy relationships. 

WeRNative

The one-stop-shop created by Indigenous people for all Native American youth topics, specializing in health. They explore all holistic approaches to life, culture, relationships and mental health. They have resources for every need, from learning about Native cultures, traditions, languages and teachings, to overall healthy life topics such as obesity, mental wellness, fitness and healthcare, and life tips like anti-bullying and coming of age materials. They also have an entire section on relationships, abuse, pregnancy and sexual health. Their mental health section is completely comprehensive, covering all issues from anger, depression, anxiety, grief, stress, suicide and more. 

Podcasts

 

All My Relations

Matika Wilbur, a storyteller from the Swinomish and Tulalip peoples of coastal Washington, and Adrienne Keene, a member of the Cherokee Nation, come together to try to reframe the way people view the Native American population. They speak about everything from sexuality, ancestors, appropriations, new beginnings and healing. 

Hope Illuminated: We're Still Here

This episode is an interview with Dr. Shelby Rowe, the 2016 Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Woman of the Year and a suicide prevention program manager. Dr. Shelby discusses how to take part in suicide prevention in tribal communities. 

Into the Fold: Indigenous Mental Health 

This episode explores Native American mental health and exposes colonizer ways of thinking.  

The Native Talk Radio Podcast 

On this podcast, all issues that plague Native Americans are conversed over with tribal guests, giving a full Native opinion piece through over 100 episodes. 

Native Opinion: An American Indian Perspective

Michael Kickingbear, a member of the Mashantucket Pequot tribal nation of Connecticut and David GreyOwl, of the Echoda Eastern Band of Cherokee nation of Alabama, discuss Native American current events, topics and culture through the lens of Native American perspective.

Well For Culture 

A podcast about overall Native American wellness with professional guests from all different Native backgrounds. They explore topics like Native fatherhood, pandemic updates for Indigenous people, the intersection of Black Lives Matter, stress relief, travel, parenting, healthy relationships, healing and more. 

 

Resources

 

Inclusive Therapists 

A collection of therapy sources for all individuals, all sexualities, all backgrounds and all abilities. They have easy to access, low cost options for every diverse group, and even provide both in person and virtual services. 

Indian Health Service

The Federal health program for American Indians and Alaska Natives is a hub of information on all community health issues that present themselves in these communities. The behavioral health section deals with all issues of mental health, chronic disease, violence, suicide and substance abuse disorders. 

Invisible No More: Psychology, American Indians/Alaska Natives and COVID-19

An hour long virtual seminar held by the American Psychological Association on the pre-existing challenges the Native American population were facing that were exacerbated by COVID-19 such as substance abuse and mental health issues. The goal of this seminar is to raise and spread awareness of the impact of the pandemic on the Native population. 

Mental Health America (Native and Indigenous Communities)

A hub of research ranging topics from societal issues, treatment issues, access, insurance and the overall picture of mental health. 

National Alliance of Mental Illness (Indigenous)

Research on identity, obstacles to taking care of mental health, stigma and competent care options. 

 

National Indian Health Board 

Tribal governments' organization that have resources and tool kits available. They have a large list of partnering organizations, both federal and private, which can be accessed here

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (American Indian and Alaska Native)

The SAMHSA is a website for data, reports and issue briefs on topics such as drug use, health, behavior science and youth. This agency runs the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) for confidential support, and the National Helpline (800-662-4357) for treatment referral and support.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health (American Indian/Alaska Native)

Research and statistics on health related topics such as mental health, asthma, cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, heart health and much more. 

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Organizations

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 

This foundation works to improve the information and accessibility to resources for those struggling with thoughts of suicide, those who have survived an attempt, those who are worried about someone and those who have lost someone due to suicide. There are also treatment options located on this website. If you or someone you know is struggling, please ask for help.

American Psychological Association (Women's Office) 

The APA has put together research and a list of resources to help improve and advance the health disparities that the Native population face. They also have health resources for medical practitioners, a health journal and collected data to show those disparities exist. 

Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women's Mental Health 

A psychiatric resource and information center for all women's mental health needs for both patients and providers. They have inpatient and outpatient connection services for every state and comprehensive guides to walk women through some of the issues that may be causing a strain on their mental health. 

Stigma-Free Society, Women's Peer Support Groups 

A unique group created to support and uplift women and female identifying people living with a mental health condition. It does not have to be medically diagnosed, the group accepts all people who are struggling to understand themselves and their illness. 

WellSeek 

An organization focused on the disproportionate impacts of mental health on women in our society. They address these issues through three key initiatives: community, media and advocacy. They provide resources for women to gain support in times of need, uplift the female voice in the media and in advocating for local and systematic change. 

Podcasts

 

Feel Good Podcast

An all around feel good podcast exploring female spirituality, fitness, yoga, nutrition and beauty from NY Times best-selling author, Kimberly Snyder. 

Grace & Grit 

Living by the philosophy that collectively women have to reshape the way we view ourselves, health coach and former professional dancer Courtney Townley, teaches all women how to live a healthier lifestyle by mending their relationship with themselves and their bodies. 

Happy Place

Trying to bring a little bit of happiness into every conversation, Fearne Cotton speaks to guests about loss, life, love, health, depression, motherhood, body image, stress and recovery. 

The Lavendaire Lifestyle

An intimate and inspiring podcast about personal growth, emotional well-being and mental health. Host Aileen Xu brings knowledgeable guests together with a comforting tone and empathetic aura to make even the worst days a little bright. 

Saludable Latina 

A look into women's health and wellness while including spirituality, lifestyle topics and the honest experiences of holistic coaches, therapists and nutritionists on how they deal with their own instabilities. 

Women Seeking Wellness

Created by women for women, Dr. Stephanie Maj walks her audience through how to stay well instead of getting well. She empowers all people to learn and listen to their bodies to create a harmony between their personal and mental well being.

 

Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Depression Among Women 

Information and research on how depression specifically manifests itself in women, whether through pregnancy or daily life. There is information on risk factors, symptoms and treatment options to improve women's overall health. 

Inclusive Therapists 

A collection of therapy sources for all individuals, all sexualities, all backgrounds and all abilities. They have easy to access, low cost options for every diverse group, and even provide both in person and virtual services. 

MedLine Plus, Women's Health 

A hub of medical information and research pertaining to women and their overall health, including mental health. They have information from clinical trials, medical journals and experts, as well as services to help connect women suffering fro any health related issue to a medical professional. 

Mission Harbor, A Guide for Women Seeking Mental Health Assistance

The comprehensive guide for any woman or female identifying person to understand the way in which mental health manifests in women, to see the statics of women who seek help, and an overall comparison of how women seek out mental health care. 

Nation Institute of Mental Health, Women and Mental Health (NIMH)

Provided research on topics related to women and mental health such as postpartum depression, depression and eating disorders. 

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office on Women's Health

An overall government database with information on mental health, wellness, diseases, conditions and reproductive health. For mental health specifically, there is research on living with a mental health condition, body image issues, abuse, trauma and how to have an overall healthy mental state. They also offer patient materials and services to match patients with mental health clinics. 

Women’s Mental Health 101: Statistics, Symptoms & Resources

An article written for Regis College to inform about women's mental health statistics, stigmas, conditions, symptoms, treatments and more. 

Women’s Health: A Guide to Legal Resources

Created by American University in Washington, D.C., this is a guide to aid women in search of legal help for treatment, coverage and workplace standards. They cover the topics of breastfeeding, cancer, abuse, drugs, diversity, reproductive rights, pregnancy, physical, LGBT+ and mental health.  

World Health Organization, Gender and Women's Mental Health 

Statistics and facts about how gender can cause different mental health struggles on different people. This article explores gender bias, risk factors and over all facts of women's verses men's health. 

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General Population

Organizations

Active Minds

One of the nations top non-profit organizations supporting and advocating for mental health awareness and education in young adults. Active minds holds over 7,800 events each year for mental health awareness and have chapters in over 550 high school and college campuses nationwide. 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 

This foundation works to improve the information and accessibility to resources for those struggling with thoughts of suicide, those who have survived an attempt, those who are worried about someone and those who have lost someone due to suicide. There are also treatment options located on this website. If you or someone you know is struggling, please ask for help.

American Psychological Association

The APA has put together research and a list of resources to help improve and advance mental health. They also have health resources for medical practitioners, a psychology help center, research publications and databases to serve as resources.

IAMAlive

A non-profit dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the treatment of depression in all people. 

The Jed Foundation

This foundation is an organization that works to educate schools and young adults on suicide prevention, substance abuse and other mental health issues. They have put together a comprehensive list of expert resources for high schools, colleges, teens, young adults, parents and any other person who is seeking educational help. 

Sheppard Pratt

The nations largest private non-profit provider of mental health, special education, substance use, developmental issues, and social services. They not only provide care and services, but also professional training and community education, publish research and clinical articles, and have an entire knowledge center where they define conditions, symptoms and diagnoses. 

Psychology Today

A website database comprised of therapists, psychologists, treatment centers and support groups that can be specified to dealing with chronic and mental illness. 

Podcasts

 

The Anxiety Coaches Podcast

A relaxing show to help implement easy changes in our everyday life to deal with stress, anxiety and panic. For those who suffer from panic attacks, this show is a great introduction to finding methods to start de-escalating. 

Forever 35

This is a conversation centered around mental health and self-care, especially for those over age 35. Two friends discuss how their daily lives cause stress, how to deal with the work week drama and how to take care of ourselves and our minds on a daily basis. 

Happier with Gretchen Rubin 

For a more lighthearted conversation about how to approach life with happiness, turn to Gretchen Rubin and her guests to help inspire a chance. She brings on positive thinking special guests who aim to help listeners in the same way. 

The Happiness Lab

Dr. Laurie Santos from Yale University runs this podcast to try to help listeners own their personal happiness. In a world where we live to work and work to live, it can be hard to find the happiness in the mundane. She aims to teach us how our minds work so that we can own what emotions come from it.

The Hardcore Self Help Podcast 

Psychologist Robert Duff hosts this show on covering "mental health for real people," as he approaches topics like anxiety, depression and stress through a professional yet accessible lens. He makes tough issues like these seem easier to talk about, and urges his listeners that if a topic is too heavy, move on to the next podcast as trying to help your mental health should never hurt it too. 

The Hilarious World of Depression

With clinical depression being the most common mental illness people deal with, comedian John Moe interviews public figures to try to understand each person unique symptoms of depression, and tell the stories in a light hearted manner. For those struggling with understanding their own depression, this is an approachable starting point. 

Ten Percent Happier 

Discovering the result of burnout, stress, negative self-talk and internal deadline are all explored on this podcast. Taking ideas from his book by the same name, ABC reported Dan Harris walks listeners through his journey with meditation, mindfulness and self-love. 

WTF with Marc Maron 

Marc invites some of the most famous people in Hollywood to come to his tiny garage in L.A. and talk about their own mental health issues that have arisen due to fame and publicity. He has and continues to interview everyone in the spotlight, from Ice-T, to Matthew McConaughey and Barack Obama. 

 

Resources

 

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

This ADAA website has a wealth of knowledge regarding anxiety and depression. They break down how to understand and cope with anxiety and depression, what the warning signs and symptoms are, as well as go in depth on other disorders such as body dysmorphia and post-traumatic stress disorder. They also have information on choosing providers, trending articles, facts and statistic sheets and a list of other mental health resources. 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

A network for the over 21 million people living with a mood disorder in the United States. The DBSA provides education for those who live with these disorders and for those associated with people who live with one or both of these disorders. They have resources for wellness, tools, peer support and personal stories of people pursuing their own path to healing. The DBSA has also created children friendly resources to help young aged people understand their emotions and deal with them in a healthy way. 

Inclusive Therapists 

A collection of therapy sources for all individuals, all sexualities, all backgrounds and all abilities. They have easy to access, low cost options for every diverse group, and even provide both in person and virtual services. 

Mental Health America 

A hub of research ranging topics from societal issues, treatment issues, access, insurance and the overall picture of mental health. 

National Alliance of Mental Illness 

Research on identity, obstacles to taking care of mental health, stigma and competent care options. 

National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)

30 million people across the United States struggle with an eating disorder in their lifetime. ANAD is a non-profit focused on providing free support to anyone who struggles with an eating disorder whether it is anorexia, bulimia or binge eating. They have a helpline, support groups, mentorship programs and resources for anyone who needs them. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association 

The SAMHSA is a website for data, reports and issue briefs on topics such as drug use, health, behavior science and youth. This agency runs the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) for confidential support, and the National Helpline (800-662-4357) for treatment referral and support.

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You are loved.

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