Racism continues to be an ongoing issue within the United States. All too frequently we confront example after example of the ongoing systemic and interpersonal racism that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are faced with on a regular basis. As a nation we have a long way to go to obtain equity and justice within our communities.
The damaging mental health effects of racism, oppression, and exclusion must not be ignored. These experiences are directly linked to trauma, depression, and anxiety. The ongoing impact can have long-term negative effects across all areas of life connected with impairment in physical, emotional, and psychological development.
The Fountain Hill Center is a collective of independent therapists who believe in working with anyone regardless of race, religion, or gender, with respect and kindness. We do not condone the racial injustices that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color have had to face throughout history and again and again today. We as an organization proudly stand with our community against all forms of racism.
In an effort to better serve Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and actively work towards dismantling current systems of oppression, The Fountain Hill Center is seeking specific training to consciously become part of the solution. It is our commitment to continue the discussion, grow our knowledge, and take action in being a positive presence upholding equity and justice in the communities we serve.
We’ve gathered the following mental health resources specific to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color:
Black Virtual Therapist Directory (https://www.beam.community/bvtn). An online directory of licensed Black Therapists who are certified to provide telemental health services.
Therapy for Black Girls (https://therapyforblackgirls.com/). An online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
The Loveland Foundation (https://thelovelandfoundation.org/loveland-therapy-fund/). The Foundation provides financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy.
Therapy for Black Men (www.therapyforblackmen.org). An online directory dedicated to helping men of color find a therapist.
Inclusive Therapists (https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/). An online directory of culturally competent and socially justice-oriented therapists.
Latinx Therapy (https://latinxtherapy.com/). An online directory of Latinx therapists.
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (https://www.nqttcn.com/directory). An online directory of mental health practitioners across the country for queer and trans people of color.
Asian Mental Health Directory (https://www.asianmhc.org/apida). Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Therapist Directory.