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BGS believes identifying accessible resources in your community is crucial to mental wellness. We invite you to share, save and reach out to the community resources we have identified below as a starting point.

Getting the Help You Need

Click directly on any of these resources to access or call right now.  We recommend saving these numbers in case of a future emergency.

Crisis Call Lines

Crisis Text Line

Text SMILE to 741-741

Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Teen Lifeline

1-800-248-TEEN (8336)

Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Parent Hotline



1-800-LIFENET (543-3638)

Youth Crisis Hotline


Find a Mental Health Professional


Psychology Today



Health Grades



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Disorder Support
Outreach & Advocacy Organizations

Connect with outreach, activism, and government organizations to get more information and get involved in mental health initiatives.

Outreach & Activism Organizations

Lee Thompson Young Foundation

Active Minds

Bring Change 2 Mind

National, Government and Advocacy Organizations

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Child Mind Institute

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Brain and Behavioral Research Foundation

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Children’s Mental Health Network

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For Providers
Professional and Black-Centered Organizations

Get more information on general and Black-focused mental health-centered professional associations.

Black-Focused Mental Health Organizations

Association for Black Psychologists

National Medical Association

National Association of Black Social Workers

National Black Child Development Center

Professional Associations

American Art Therapy Association

American Psychiatric Association

American College Health Association

American Psychological Association

American Mental Health Counselors Association

American Society of Addiction Medicine 

Other Helpful Resources

We have included community partners that focus on empowering Black women and girls, along with resources curated by the BGS team.

For Black Girls

Black Girls Code

College Guide for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities 

Therapy for Black Girls

Black Girls Rock

Justice for Black Girls

Black Girl in Om

Pretty Brown Girl

Nap Ministry

Staying Informed

Adolescent Mental Health Study & Statistics (2021)

'Building Community in the Virtual World' Bookmark Download

Additional Resources

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We can't do it alone. We need your help; get involved


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