Categories: Community Corner
BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, started by Bebe Moore Campbell who was a writer, teacher, NPR commentator and advocate for mental health, particularly for the Black community, is a dedicated time to raise awareness about the mental health challenges faced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities.
One influential initiative that has contributed significantly to this awareness is Therapy for Black Girls, a website and podcast founded by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford. Dr. Bradford, a licensed psychologist, started the platform with the aim of providing a safe and supportive space for Black women and girls to access mental health resources and information. The website offers a therapist directory, articles, and resources on various mental health topics relevant to the Black community. Through her podcast, Dr. Bradford addresses mental health issues in an approachable and culturally relevant manner, promoting healing, self-care, and empowerment. Therapy for Black Girls has become a beacon of support and advocacy, shedding light on the importance of mental health and breaking the stigma surrounding mental health discussions within the Black community.
Additional resources from the New York State Office of Mental Health:
The Mental Health Effects on Racism
Spotlight on New Americans
Spotlight on LGBTQ POC
Spotlight on Asian Americans
Spotlight on Latinx
Spotlight on African Americans