Black Wellness and Mental Health Resources to Follow on Instagram

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In order to strengthen the workplace and address diversity and inclusion goals, you must share information about Black wellness and mental health. Part of the Black History Month 2022 Series.

Black Mental Health and Wellness Resources to Follow on Instagram

For Black History Month 2022, Lauren Valenti from Vogue published a list of 17 Instagram profiles to follow that feature Black mental health and wellness resources. I edited the list for brevity but want to recognize her work compiling the full list. Please share the list below, and the full list from Vogue.com, within your network and friendship circle.

Sharing this and other content about Black health and wellness is critical. Whereas stigma may be one of the reasons that people in the Black community may not access mental health resources, recent studies have shown that there may be less information shared on where and how to access the resources. Choose to overshare among your friends and communities, and be a better ally to those you know and work with.


Instagram Profiles to Follow

Below are a few of the 17 profiles originally posted that focus on mental-health and self-care support for the Black community.

Black Girl In Om/ @blackgirlinom

Black Mental Health Alliance / @black_minds_matter_

The Nap Ministry / @thenapministry

Sista Afya / @sistaafya


Resources

Addressing behavioral health is an important part of wellness. Visit the Office of Minority Health from the US Dept of Health and Human Service’s Black/African American Population Profile to learn more about the disparities affecting the community. Use this page to learn more about famous Black men and women who helped advance the field and for resources on addressing behavioral health.

1 Association of Black Psychologists: Therapist Resource Directory 

2 Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)  

3 Black Girls Smile 

4 Black Men Heal  

5 Black Mental Health Alliance 

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Joseph Rios, EdD

I am Joseph Rios and I believe that leadership is an expression of our values
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