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5 Black-Owned Mental Health Resources for Black Women

5 Black-Owned Mental Health Resources for Black Women

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness stated, “Racism is a public health crisis.” Racism and racial trauma continue to affect the mental well-being of Black people, who already face so many challenges when it comes to accessing mental health services.

A few years ago, it would be difficult to find spaces dedicated to Black women’s mental health. Now, there are growing Black-Owned organizations and professionals making it easier for Black women to manage their mental health.

Read on to see five resources dedicated to supporting Black women’s mental because  Black Mental Health Matters.

 

1. Therapy for Black Girls

Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. Creator Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is a licensed psychologist, speaker, and the host of the wildly popular mental health podcast, Therapy for Black Girls. Her work focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Black women, and she delights in using pop culture to illustrate psychological concepts. Listen to Therapy for Black Girls on Apple and Google Podcasts platforms.

 

2. EXHALE App

Indianapolis, IN entrepreneur Katara McCarty, created EXHALE, a first-of-its-kind emotional well-being app designed specifically for minority women. The app just launched, and features include meditations, guided imagining, breathwork, and affirmations. EXHALE is free to download and use, and there are no ads.

 

3. Black Girl in Om

Created in 2014 by Lauren Ash, Black Girl in Om describes its vision as “a world where womxn of color are liberated, empowered & seen.” Black Girl in Om has a podcast, events, and a membership that gives you access to healing tools, including mediations, community conversations, and more!

 

4. Haven Yoga Studio

Located in Indianapolis Butler-Tarkington neighborhood at 309 W 24nd St., and aims to be a place where yogis can practice in peace, no matter their size, race, or experience level. Founder Charlie Redd has been practicing yoga for eight years and teaching for three with the vision of creating a space for marginalized groups to explore holistic health practices.

 

5. OmNoire

Self-described as “a social wellness club for women of color dedicated to living WELL,” this mental health resource just pulled off a whole virtual retreat. Follow along for affirmations, self-care tips, and images that are inspirational grounding, or both.

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