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Well-Being

Updated: Apr 20, 2022

We believe an invaluable aspect of diversity, equity, and inclusion work is mutual support. Here we offer some resources, provided by members, for coping and remaining healthy enough to continue the work.


Thank you to Heidi Schureck and Katy Malone for compiling much of the below list of options for mental health care. Please feel free to contact us with any resources you'd like to see added.


Accessible Therapy Options

"(Their) therapists are queer friendly, and you can select the race and gender of the therapist you want to see. Their therapists all have profiles and you can see what they specialize in. The cost to join is $59 for a lifetime and then every session ranges from $30-$60. Therapists have to be certified to practice in your state, but they have online options so it is a wide range."

"(T)he most expensive of the "affordable" options I came across. They offer multiple plans ranging from $52 to $99 per week. They offer a 10% discount for customers that commit to a 3-month plan and 20% for those that commit to 6 months."

"(Their) Mental Health Fund will be taking BIPOC/LGBTQ applicants shortly. Needed financial assistance is required to qualify. They provide links to find suitable psychotherapists. They also provide financial support for up to 6 sessions. Applicants can request up to $100 per session."

"$28 a month. It's almost like a mental wellness app, but with access to a therapist and free support group sessions."



National or General Resources:


The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2018 by Taraji P. Henson and led by Executive Director, Tracie Jade Jenkins. The foundation is named in honor of Ms. Henson’s father, Boris Lawrence Henson, who suffered with mental health challenges as a result of his tour of duty in the Vietnam War. We are committed to changing the perception of mental illness in the African-American community by encouraging those who suffer with this debilitating illness to get the help they need.

1-866-488-7386

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Ahttps://borislhensonfoundation.org cademy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

1-800-273-8255

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.

Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is a licensed psychologist, speaker and the host of the wildly popular mental health podcast, Therapy for Black Girls. Her work focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Black women and she delights in using pop culture to illustrate psychological concepts

At TherapyforBlackMen.org, we want to break the stigma that asking for help is a sign of weakness. With a directory of over seventy licensed mental health professionals throughout the fifty states thus far, we’re here to provide judgement-free, multiculturally-competent care to Black men. You don’t have to man up. Let’s talk it through together.


The Loveland Foundation was established in 2018 by Rachel Cargle in response to her widely successful birthday wish fundraiser, Therapy for Black Women and Girls. Her enthusiastic social media community raised over $250,000, which made it possible for Black women and girls nationally to receive therapy support. Black women and girls deserve access to healing, and that healing will impact generations.


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.

"Healed Men Heal Men" Mission: To provide access to mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources to men of color.

The mission of Black Mental Wellness, Corp. is to provide access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, to highlight and increase the diversity of mental health professionals, and to decrease the mental health stigma in the Black community.


Geographically Specific Resources:

  • University of Tennessee - Call 865-946-CARE for distressed faculty and staff. Also visit here4tn.com. Student assistance is through the office of the dean of students: https://dos.utk.edu/974-help/. Students in distress should call 865-974-HELP.




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