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Free or Reduced-Cost Therapy and Mental Health Resources for BIPOC

Managing mental health can be a challenge for most, and finding resources for your specific needs is not always easy. We have compiled this list of national resources that connect our senior BIPOC patients to free or reduced-cost mental health resources, either therapy or mental health resources. Whether you are looking for 1-on-1 therapy appointments, Q&A sessions with therapists or mindfulness meditation tips, find the right mental health resource for your needs:

    1. Black Men Heal
      A senior man looks distraught during group therapyBlack Men Heal offers up to 8 free therapy sessions as funding permits for Black men, who can apply for financial assistance.
    2. Loveland Therapy Fund
      A Black senior woman having a conversation with another woman on a couchLoveland Therapy Fund offers financial assistance for Black women to attend counseling for 4-12 sessions based on funding.  In order to apply, they have a signup form that opens quarterly.
    3. Inclusive Therapists
      An older man is seen laying on the couch while video chatting a woman in yellow
      Inclusive Therapists maintains a list of reduced-cost virtual teletherapy specifically for BIPOC. Currently, they support patients in North Carolina, Texas, Colorado, and Washington.
    4. Sister Afya
      A Black senior woman is seen lounging on the couch with her tablet while enjoying baked goods
      Sister Afya offers free online “ask-a-therapist” events on Zoom for Black women.  It’s a great, inclusive environment to learn more about therapy and if it could be right for you.
    5. Real To The People
      An older woman meditates during a virtual meditation classReal to the People is a Black mental health wellness collective. For $28/month, members get unlimited therapist-led mental health trainings, and self-help therapy pathways. Real to the People does not offer therapy.
    6. The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network Mental Health Fund
      A gay couple embrace while on the phoneThe NQTTCN offers financial assistance as funding allows for up to 6 therapy sessions for patients who identify as a queer or trans BIPOC.
    7. Dr. Candace Nicole
      Two senior men practice mindful meditation outside
      Dr. Candace Nicole is a counseling psychologist that has created a 17-minute mindfulness meditation for healing racial trauma.

By no means is this an exhaustive list of the mental health resources available to the BIPOC community. If you are looking for more localized resources, your care team may be able to help connect you with mental health resources in your area. 

One great thing about current times is that there are more online resources than ever geared towards mental health. These 9 free mobile apps can help reduce your daily stress and anxiety.

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