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Programs of MHA of Central Carolinas

Compeer matches adults living with a mental health diagnosis with compassionate community volunteers who provide one-to-one supportive friendship and mentoring relationships to offset the social isolation and loneliness that can accompany mental illness.


Free short-term counseling is available for youth and adults in Cabarrus and Mecklenburg who don’t have insurance or employment and have been impacted by the pandemic. To learn more about eligibility, contact MHA’s Mental Health Navigator Mariel Vasquez at 704-565-3315.


Programs to increase knowledge and awareness surrounding mental health risk factors, signs and symptoms, and ways to assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

Mental Health Screening Tools

MHA National’s online screening tools to help identify potential symptoms of a mental health condition. Accessible for both adults and youth.

Directory of Mental Health Professionals

Online listing of local licensed mental health care professionals who are members of the MHA of Central Carolinas directory.

BIPOC COMMUNITIES – Links from MHA National

Local Resources

Wilson Oasis

Through the Wilson Oasis Program, they offer scholarships to black men over the age of 18 with 10 free counseling sessions and access to an abundance of mental health resources. They provide mental health training, stress-relieving and group exercises, and a monthly online conversation titled “Black Men, Real Talk.”

Black Emotional And Mental Health Collective

A collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists, and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.

Inclusive Therapist directory

Therapist directory centered on the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, honoring the full neurodiversity spectrum and advocating for mental health care accessibility for people with disabilities/ disabled people. 

National Resources

101 Online Mental Health Resources for Marginalized Communities

Self has rounded up 101 online mental health resources that you may find useful depending on your identity and needs.

Toolkit for Coping with Racial Trauma

Trauma can be stored in these different parts of our being, and so by working with all four parts of bodies (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual), we remind ourselves of our full humanity.

Asian American Psychological Association

An organization dedicated to advancing the mental health and wellbeing of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy.

The Association of Black Psychologists

Planning programs, services, training, and advocacy.

Latinx Therapists & Speakers

An organization working to break the stigma of mental health related to the Latinx community; learn self-help techniques, how to support self & others.

National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network

A healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).

Therapy for Black Girls

An online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.

Therapy for Black Men

Of 200+ therapists throughout the fifty states, we are here to provide judgment-free, multiculturally-competent care to Black men.

Therapy for Latinx

Therapy resources for the Latinx community.

Therapy for Queer People of Color

A group of psychologists, professional counselors, social workers, and administrative specialists who provide quality mental healthcare exclusively to queer and trans people of color.

Alcohol rehab Guide

Resource guide and information on the effects of alcoholism in African-American communities.

988 Suicide and Crisis Line

988 is the new number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call or text 988 or visit this link to speak with a trained crisis counselor.

BIPOC in Higher Education: Cultivating Healthy Students

Mental Health and Wellness Resources.

Reading and Videos


MHA has 10+ screening tools available in English and provides screens for depression and anxiety in Spanish.

Tools 2 Thrive

MHA’s Tools 2 Thrive materials provide practical tools (tips and worksheets) that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency.

BIPOC/AAPI Mental Health Resources

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