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National Resources That Avoid Police
BlackLine® provides a space for peer support, counseling, witnessing & affirming the lived experiences to folxs who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens.
Fireside Project’s Psychedelic Peer Support Line offers free, confidential peer support by phone/text message to people in the midst of or helping someone through a psychedelic experiences.
Local Resources That Avoid Police
CAT-911 is about building transformative justice that lets us take control of our lives & our communities into our own hands & nurtures each other’s growth & human possibility.
MH First Oakland is a new model for non-police response to mental health crisis. The goal of MH First is to respond to mental health crises such as psychiatric emergencies, substance use support & domestic violence safety planning.
San Francisco, CA
The Peer-Run Warm Line is a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking mental & emotional support. We provide assistance via phone & web chat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need.
MH First Sacramento is a new model for non-police response to mental health crisis. The goal of MH First is to respond to mental health crises such as psychiatric emergencies, substance use support & domestic violence safety planning.
Centering marginalized people, Cambridge HEART builds local capacity to disrupt cycles of harm by responding to crises, conducting research, & facilitating community cohesion.
*These resources can provide alternatives to police intervention & avoid the use of police in most cases. Some utilize other first responders such as mobile crisis units with mental health professionals, who are mandated reporters.
Crisis Response Teams
Eugene & Springfield, OR
CAHOOTS provides mobile crisis intervention 24/7 in the Eugene-Springfield Metro area. They are dispatched through the Eugene police-fire-ambulance communications center, & within the Springfield urban growth boundary, dispatched through the Springfield non-emergency number. Each team consists of a medic (nurse or EMT) & a crisis worker.
PAD provides direct services to referred individuals. Their services are grounded in the principles of harm reduction & housing first. The focus their direct services is
to reduce the activities that lead to police contact & address quality of life concerns in a way that honors the dignity & self-determination of the referred individual.
The Support Team Assisted Response Program deploys Emergency Response Teams that include Emergency Medical Technicians & Behavioral Health Clinicians to engage individuals
experiencing crises related to mental health issues, poverty, homelessness, and substance abuse.
Black Mental Health Resources
The AAKOMA Project envisions a world where EVERY child, teen & young adult (inclusive of all points of diversity) feels the freedom to live unapologetically & authentically within an environment that allows them to rise and thrive.
Melanin & Mental Health® wants to change the face of therapy on both sides of the couch! That means getting more Black/Latinx clinicians in the therapist chair while also encouraging our communities to seek mental health support.
The Black Mental Health Alliance's mission is to develop, promote & sponsor trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings & referral services that support the health & well-being of Black people and their communities.
Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women & girls. This space was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible & relevant.
BEAM (Black Emotional & Mental Health Collective) is a national training, movement building, & grant making institution that is dedicated to the healing, wellness, & liberation of Black & marginalized communities.
National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network envision a world where all people have access to healing resources rooted in social justice & liberation to recover from trauma, violence, & systemic oppression.
Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness' vision is for Black women across the African Diaspora to be free from psychological & physical illness through supporting one another & engaging in accessible mental wellness care that centers the well-being of the whole person
Therapy Fund Foundations mission is to eliminate barriers to Black healing for those who have been historically excluded throughout the diaspora, by providing mental health education, advocacy, & therapeutic services at no cost to the client
Black Female Therapists (BFT) is a platform created to promote, inspire, & elevate other black female therapists & create a safe space for black mental health. It's a place for black women to discuss their mental health journey.
The mission of Black Mental Wellness, Corp. is to provide access to evidence-based information & resources about mental health & behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, to highlight & increase the diversity of mental health professionals, & to decrease the mental health stigma in the Black community.
Black Men Heal was created as a solution to a broken inequitable mental health care system that does not center the needs of marginalized black & brown communities.
The focus centers on the mental health needs of Black Men because of the lack of resources attending solely to this population.
Indigenous Mental Health Resources
We are a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content & stories about the topics that matter most to them. We strive to promote holistic health & positive growth in our local communities & nation at large.
StrongHearts exist to restore power to Native Americans impacted by domestic, dating & sexual violence by weaving together a braid of safety, sovereignty & support.
Latinx Mental Health Resources
Latinx Therapy's mission is to destigmatize mental health in the Latinx community. They provide a national directory to find a Latinx Therapist (98% of our directory are Spanish speakers), striving to provide culturally-grounded workshops & services to our community.
SanaMente is committed to promote mental health awareness in the Latino community. They provide resources in Spanish to help you start a conversation about mental health with members of your family, friends & community.
AAPI Mental Health Resources
AMHC aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide. It is their mission to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community.
The mission of the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) is to promote the mental health and well being of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.
NQAPIA builds the capacity of local, grassroots, & affinity-based LGBTQ+API groups; advances an intersectional justice & equity agenda for all the communities we call home; supports intergenerational family (re)building.
The largest South Asian mental health therapist community in the world. Their directory has hundreds of South Asian therapists, including Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Afghani & Nepali heritage.
LGBTQ+ Mental Health Resources
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention & crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, & questioning) young people.
The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies & society to increase understanding & acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital & throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, & violence with empathy, opportunity, & justice.
Substance Use Disorder Resources
McLean Hospital provides
comprehensive care for patients struggling with substance misuse. Their Harvard Medical School-affiliated clinicians can help you break the cycle & take control of your life with a range of treatment options proven to help individuals on the path to addiction recovery.
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre helps families across the province navigate the mental health system, connect with peer support, & access resources & tools to support wellbeing.
SMART Recovery is a fresh approach to addiction recovery. SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training, which is a transformative method of moving from addictive substances & negative behaviors to a life of positive self-regard & willingness to change.