Culturally Competent Resources
Here you’ll find resources for members of specific communities. Please feel free to share this page with others who may find something below helpful. Last updated: February 2021
For People of Color- General
- An Anxiety and Stress Support Group for Minorities NAMI Durham is now offering a free support group for minorities on Thursdays at 7pm. Learn more and register here: namidurhamnc.org/anxiety-and-stress-support-group
- A Meditation App for People of Color Explore meditations and talks designed for the BIPOC experience on Liberate.
- An Organization focused on Supporting the Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being of Young People of Color The Steve Fund works with colleges and universities, non-profits, researchers, mental health experts, families, and young people to promote programs and strategies that build understanding and assistance for the mental and emotional health of the nation’s young people of color. Visit their website at www.stevefund.org.
- Community Healing Network: Healing in the Face of Trauma This site offers a variety of resources related to mental health and race.
- A Racial Trauma Tool Kit This resource from Boston College’s Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture offers a tool-kit for post-trauma. Find it here.
- A Self-Care Resource for People of Color This site offers readings and resources for people of color and within activist movements. Find it here.
- Free Virtual Healing and Support Groups Ethel’s Club is a digital membership club designed for people of color to thrive: www.ethelsclub.com.
For the Black/African-American Community
- This Resource on Black Mental Health Sunshine Behavioral Health has created this page on Black mental health. You can find info on the mental health issues affecting the Black community, the link between racism and mental health, and a comprehensive list of resources. Find it here.
- An Article of Self-Care Tips for Black People This Vice article offers self-care tips for the Black community. To read, click here.
- Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective This group is aimed at removing the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. They do this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts. Visit them at www.beam.community.
- An Organization that Offers Free Therapy to Black Men in Philadelphia Black Men Heal offers 8 free one-on-one sessions for Black men living in Philadelphia. Click here to learn more.
- A National Therapy Fund for Black Women Find it here.
- Therapy for Black Men A directory for Black men to find a therapist. Find it here.
- Therapy for Black Girls A space developed to present mental health topics to Black women in a way that feels more accessible and relevant. Find it here.
For the Latinx Community
- El Futuro This organization where Spanish-speaking immigrants can access culturally-responsive mental health services is a a community-based program, founded as a volunteer effort in 2001 to meet the otherwise unmet need for bilingual mental health services for the growing Latino immigrant community in North Carolina. Find webinars, services and more here.
- The Suicide Prevention Lifeline in Spanish This site offers information on the lifeline for Spanish speakers. Find it here.
- A Website for Finding a Latinx Therapist This site lets you search for therapists by zip code. Find it here.
- An Article of Mental Health Resources for the Latinx Community This list offers podcasts, organizations, and content creators focused on mental health. Read the article here.
For the Asian and Indian Community
- Gamaya is a mental health support network for the Indian community. Its mission is to provide information, resources and support for children and young adults dealing with issues such as stress, anxiety, trauma, addiction and other serious conditions. Visit them at gamaya.org.
- North Carolina Asian Americans Together NCAAT is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to supporting equity and justice for all by fostering community among AAPIs and allies in North Carolina through civic engagement, leadership development, grassroots mobilization and political participation. Find out more about their youth programs, policy & advocacy, and ways to get involved here.
For the LGBTQ+ Community
- Our LGBT+ Young Adult Support Group NAMI Wake is proud to work with the LGBT Center of Raleigh and NAMI NC to offer a support group for LGBT+ adults. The group meets twice a month and you can register here.
- The LGBT Center of Raleigh This center offers programs, events, HIV/STI testing, a library and more for the LGBTQ+ community in the Triangle. Visit them at www.lgbtcenterofraleigh.com.
- The Trevor Project is a leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Visit them at: www.thetrevorproject.org.
- A Resource for Finding a LGBTQ of Color Therapist This website helps you find a therapist to fit your identity and needs. Click here to learn more.
- An Article on Workplace Mental Health for LGBTQ+ Professionals Read it here.
- Sibling Support Project This site is the first national program dedicated to the life-long and ever-changing concerns of millions of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental, and mental health concerns. It’s an international program, but there are “clubs” set up in Research Triangle, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Find out more here.
- Text Support Line NAMI Maine launched a teen text line last week that has received national coverage. Youth can text the line even if they aren’t in Maine. You can find more info here.
- A Guide to Help School-Age Children Take Care of Themselves This guide from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers a checklist of self-care strategies. Download the guide here.