During Black History Month, Hemophilia Federation of American would like to shine a light on Black healing and mental health in the bleeding disorders community. In addition to the emotional impacts of chronic illness and living in a pandemic, Black community members may also be experiencing layers of individual and intergenerational trauma from racism. There are often barriers to seeking care, but there are also many organizations that help Black community members access healing resources and treatment. Here are a few:
- BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective) helps Black people access emotional health care through education, training, advocacy, and creative arts.聽https://www.beam.community/
- Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.聽https://therapyforblackgirls.com/
- The Loveland Foundation helps Black women and girls access therapy.聽https://thelovelandfoundation.org/loveland-therapy-fund/
- Therapy for Black Men聽https://therapyforblackmen.org/聽connects Black men with judgement-free, culturally-competent care.
- Ourselves Black is a biannual, mental health resource magazine for the Black Community.聽https://ourselvesblack.com/