Remember, everyone needs a hand sometimes... grab a hand if you need to so that when someone else needs one, you have one to lend. We are in this together, we have each other.

Disclosure: BPOQe is not an emergency service. If you are experiencing a crisis please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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National Mental Health Resources

The Loveland Foundation

"The Loveland Foundation is the official continuation of this effort to bring opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls. Through fellowships, residency programs, listening tours, and more, ultimately we hope to contribute to both the empowerment and the liberation of the communities we serve."

The loveland foundation has many resources, check out the therapy fund on their website.

https://thelovelandfoundation.org/about/

BlackLine

"BlackLine provides a space for peer support, counseling, witnessing and affirming the lived experiences to folxs who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens."

https://www.callblackline.com/

1 (800) 604-5841

NAMI

"NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness."

https://www.nami.org/Home

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

"We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals."

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

1 (800)-273-8255

Trans LifeLine

"Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one. We’re run by and for trans people."

https://translifeline.org/

(877) 565-8860

LGBT National Hotline

"Serves callers of all ages offering peer-counseling, information and local resources." 

https://www.glbthotline.org/national-hotline.html

1-888-843-4564

The Trevor Project

"The only national 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people (ages 13-24)." THe trevor project also offers a text and chat service. Please check the website for information about hours.

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

1-866-488-7386

Therapy for Black girls

"Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls."

https://therapyforblackgirls.com/about/

Therapy for Black Men

"TherapyForBlackMen.org was born from the idea that Black men and boys face unique challenges and stigmatization, and therefore need a dedicated space for seeking and finding mental health support. We’ve made it our mission to strip away that stigmatization and ease the process of finding help. By providing targeted resources and a database filled with professionals equipped to support men of color, our users can now obtain the help they need and deserve."

Check out their financial assistance for Black Men seeking therapy.

https://therapyforblackmen.org/

We endorse Black Lives Matter because Black lives do matter. Black lives are at risk.

Information referenced on our site:

SAMHSA, 2020. Results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Detailed Tables. Table 10.43B

 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/please-do-refer-us-underrepresented-underserved-minority-ukaegbu

 

https://amptoons.com/blog/?p=2191

 

https://www.apa.org/workforce/publications/15-health-service-providers/index

 

Medley, G., Lipari, R. N., Bose, J., Cribb, D. S., Kroutil, L. A., & McHenry, G. (2016). Sexual Orientation and Estimates of Adult Substance Use and Mental Health: Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health