Mental Health Resources
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation’s vision is to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community.
·Stigma is Greater Among African Americans
Stigma Regarding Mental Illness among People of Color
Deconstructing Stigma (Boston Chapter of the NAACP)
The mission of The Black Mental Health Alliance is to develop, promote and sponsor trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and their communities.
NAMI’s Black/African American fact sheet and resource page
Black And African American Communities And Mental Health fact sheet
Resources for Veterans
VA Mental Health Care (https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/get-help/local-care.asp)
Veterans Crisis Line (if you are having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-273-8255, then press 1 or visit http://www.veteranscrisisline.net)
Vet Centers (1-877-927-8387 or find one near you https://www.va.gov/find-locations)
Download VA’s self-help mobile apps at www.ptsd.va.gov/appvid/mobile/
VA Women Veterans Call Center (Call or text 1-855-829-6636 or chat www.womenshealth.va.gov/programoverview/wvcc.asp M-F 8AM-10PM and SAT 8AM-6:30PM ET)
VA Caregiver Support Line (Call 1-855-260-3274 M-F 8AM-10PM & SAT 8AM-5PM ET)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Addiction: https://www.bicyclehealth.com/blog/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd-addiction
National Mental Health Resources
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
1-800-273-8255; Available 24hours/7 days a week Nationwide for anyone facing crisis.
National Veterans Crisis Line:
1800-273-8255; Available 24 hours/ 7 days a week for all veterans of any service branch
Mental Health America: https://mhanational.org/
Mental Health Stigma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1DgYCi9lDI
Mental Health in the Bible: https://youtu.be/s66iJutIoKk
Stigmatized: Black churches and mental health: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5dxqgps-Xs
Imagine if there was no stigma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrbTbB9tTtA
Overcoming the stigma around mental illness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4V31iXtrWo
Mental Health Anti-Stigma Campaign 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS3ijcSD9Qc