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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 Care Coordinator Rachel Rosenfeld at 704-899-1839.
Programs to increase knowledge and awareness surrounding mental health risk factors, signs and symptoms, and ways to assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
- QPR Suicide Prevention Training:
- Gatekeeper training for youth and adults to learn how to recognize someone in crisis and how to Question, Persuade & Refer them to get help.
- Mental Health First Aid for Youth:
- A program designed to teach caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or additions challenge or is in crisis.
- Mental Health First Aid for Adults:
- Teaches risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help an adult in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
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
- Mental Health Resources for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
- Racial Trauma
- Racism and Mental Health
- Bipolar and Black Americans
- Depression in Black Americans
- Mental Health America National – Reimagining Self-care for Black Folks
- MHA’s Latinx/Hispanic Communities and Mental Health + Complete list of Spanish Language Materials
- MHA’s Asian American/Pacific Islander Communities And Mental Health
- Native And Indigenous Communities And Mental Health
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.
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.
Resource guide and information on the effects of alcoholism in African-American communities.
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.
- Tools2Thrive toolkit in English
- Tools2Thrive toolkit in Spanish
- Project Let’s Resources on Race & Mental Health
- Racial Trauma and Self-Care
- Black Muslim Community Trauma Toolkit
- Self-Care Toolkit for Undocumented Communities
- The Brown Girl Therapy Newsletter
- We R Native
BIPOC/AAPI Mental Health Resources
- The Asian Mental Health Project: Aims to educate and empower Asian communities seeking mental healthcare.
- 50 AAPI Anti-Racism and Mental Health Resources
- Black Lives Matter Meditations: Guided meditation directed toward healing racial trauma.
- Black Men Heal: Limited and selective free mental health service opportunities for Black men.
- Black Mental Health Alliance: (410) 338-2642: Provides information and resources and a “Find a Therapist” locator to connect with a culturally competent mental health professional.
- Black Mental Wellness: Provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, as well as training opportunities for students and professionals.
- Black Women’s Health Imperative: Organization advancing health equity and social justice for Black women through policy, advocacy, education, research and leadership development.
- Dear Black Women Project: An affirmation movement for Black women by Black women – includes affirmations, resources, therapist connection, and events.
- Ebony’s Mental Health Resources by State: List of Black-owned and focused mental health resources by state as compiled by Ebony magazine.
- Liberate Meditation: An app created by BIPOC folks for BIPOC community
- The Loveland Foundation: Prioritizes opportunity, action, validation, and healing for communities of color with a particular focus on Black girls and women. Includes a therapy fund to provide assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy nationally.
- Melanin and Mental Health: Connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. Promotes the growth and healing of diverse communities through its website, online directory, and events.
- Ourselves Black: Provides information on promoting mental health and developing positive coping mechanisms through a podcast, online magazine and online discussion groups.
- POC Online Classroom: Contains readings on the importance of self-care, mental health care, and healing for people of color and within activist movements.
- Sista Afya: Organization that provides mental wellness education, resource connection and community support for Black women.
- The SIWE Project: Non-profit dedicated to promoting mental health awareness throughout the global Black community.
- Mocha Health: Online community for Black women to seek support.
- 988 Suicide & crisis lifeline