Mental Health Resources
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation’s vision is to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community.
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
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 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