For those seeking counseling or a safe space to heal from emotional or racial trauma, below are some resources that can help provide you with the tools and information that you may need.
Association of Black Psychologists Self-Care Tool Kit – self-care tool kit for families & communities. Written in English and Spanish.
Black Emotional & Mental Health Collective – national training, movement building, and grant making institution that is dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.
Chicago DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH – MENTAL HEALTH resource – list of Chicago-area resources compiled by the Chicago Department of Public Health, including local support groups, treatment programs, therapy, and more.
The Family Institute at Northwestern University – The Family Institute brings together a diverse group of leading therapists to provide behavioral health care to children, adults, couples and families across the lifespan.
The Loveland Foundation—Loveland Therapy Fund – with the barriers affecting access to treatment by members of diverse ethnic and racial groups, Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy.
MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA – information about racial trauma, as well as therapist directories and other resources.
NAMI CHICAGO – since 1979, NAMI Chicago has fought for families and individuals impacted by mental health conditions. They promote community wellness, break down barriers to mental health care, and provide support and expertise for families, professionals and individuals in Chicago and beyond.
Resources for Black Healing – Black healing resources from the University of North Carolina Wilmington Counseling Center.
Safe Black Space – Creates opportunities for Black people to heal and thrive.
VERY WELL MIND – an extensive collection of mental health resources and organizations for the Black community.