Black Mental Health Resources To Follow On Instagram

Black mental health resources for people trying to cope and survive in America  

Alexandria Jordan

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: June 6th, 2020 9:44 pm pst

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From COVID-19 to the senseless killings of several unarmed Black people that led to many protests against police brutality, this is a traumatic and vulnerable time for the Black community. 

Not only is the Black community protesting, some are looking for ways to find peace. According to the Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health, African Americans are 10% more likely to experience serious psychological distress than other races. Needless to say, Black mental health and coping mechanisms are important. Below are the best practices and several resources to pour back into yourself and uplift your spirits to survive this triggering time.

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Dr. Joy Harden Bradford’s mental health platform/podcast “Therapy for Black Girls”

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“I think that’s a great way for people who haven’t necessarily gotten their feet wet in therapy to have access to a free source.”

https://therapyforblackgirls.com/

Lalah Delia’s wellness platform Vibrate Higher Daily

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“A calm mind is a powerful mind and tool.”

https://www.vibratehigherdaily.com/

Below are additional mental health resources to follow on Instagram

Latham Thomas’ wellness platform Mama Glow

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“I want to talk about joy, I want to talk about what’s possible for us, I want to talk about our greatness and our excellence, but I also want to talk about just what it means to reclaim your joy and exist as a black person in this time. That’s our birthright.”

https://www.instagram.com/glowmaven/

Black Girl in Om

This platform was created to give black women a space to breathe easy, and create a world where women of color are liberated, empowered and seen.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7H8kowH4MM/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link 

HealHaus

This wellness concept and cafe offers virtual yoga, meditation, workshops and private sessions.

https://www.instagram.com/healhaus/ 

Black Female Therapists

Go-to directory for black female therapists in addition to being an online community focused on mental health and wellness.

https://www.instagram.com/blackfemaletherapists/?utm_source=ig_embed 

Ethel’s Club

A welcoming social and wellness club designed to celebrate people of color — online and in real life.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAvh25RJDxe/ 

Balanced Black Girl

Balanced Black Girl is a podcast that highlights wellness from a black woman’s perspective.

https://www.instagram.com/balancedblackgirlpodcast/ 

OMNoire

OMNoire is a social wellness community for black women and women of color dedicated to living well.

The Nap Ministry

Examining the liberating power of naps. The Nap Ministry believes rest is a form of resistance and reparations.

Loveland Foundation

Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls.

https://www.instagram.com/thelovelandfoundation/

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If you are in crisis or know someone in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741

Let us know which resources you are using to uplift your spirits and cope during this time.

We here at AfterBuzz TV are in full support of the Black Lives Matter movement, so please continue to tune in to our network daily for more coverage!

About The Author:

Alexandria Jordan is an on-air host and red carpet correspondent with AfterBuzz TV and Black Hollywood Live. She is passionate about all things entertainment and loves connecting with people who share similar interests.

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

“We don’t just celebrate and cover the top shows, content and stars, we celebrate and cover ALL the shows, content and stars.”

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