Mental Health Resources

Black mental health matters. We have compiled the list of resources below in collaboration with the Black & Latinx Student Caucus at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. This list draws inspiration from an article written by Zahra Barnes titled 44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country.

  • Virtual Support Groups
  • Nightline Peer Listening: A peer listening service offered by trained and certified undergraduate Columbia students, meant to support callers with stress and mental wellbeing. 
  • Check emails from the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for community processing spaces organized by Dean Karma Lowe and DEI Program Coordinator Christopher Won
  • Real to the People - This company was founded in March 2020 and holds space four times a week for people to grieve, feel, connect, and process what they’re going through. Each Session is curated for specific demographics, open to all nationwide, and completely free of charge. 
  • Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation - This foundation was founded in 2018 with a vision to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African American community. They are offering free virtual therapy on a first serve basis until all funds are committed or exhausted.
  • The Steve Fund - For young students of color. Text STEVE to 741741 for a live, trained Crisis Counselor

*Indicates that services are also offered virtually

Many of these healing spaces are currently offering online services such as live yoga and meditation videos.  

  • Brave Space Alliance - Chicago based space offering support groups, job resources, and more for LGBTQ BIPOC on the South Side of Chicago 
  • Ethel's Club - Brooklyn based social and wellness clubhouse for POC 
  • Heal Haus - Brooklyn based and inclusive wellness space with a cafe and meditation/yoga classes. 
  • MINKA - Brooklyn based community wellness space offering a wide range of healing therapies such as massages, meditation, acupuncture, and herbal remedies