National Eating Disorders Association

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Mental Health Resources

African American Mental Health Providers

Association of Black Psychologists | Therapist DirectoryEmotional Emancipation Circles, Family/Community/Self Care Toolkit

Ayana Therapy app strives to address the strong lack of engagement between minorities and the mental health care industry which arises as a result of cost, stigma, and lack of cultural competency. | Therapist Directory, Blog

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) Therapist Directory, Mobile Crisis, Virtual Trainings, Toolkits & Resources

Black Female Therapists (BFT) is a lifestyle and empowerment platform for women of color. | Therapist Directory, Free Therapy ServiceBlog 

Black Girls Smile promotes positive mental health for young African American females.

Black Mental Wellness | Trainings and Research, COVID-19 Coping StrategiesBlog

Black Therapists Rock increases awareness of social and psychological issues impacting vulnerable communities and reduce stigma related to mental health. | TruCircle Therapist DirectoryFacebook Group

Black Visions Collective (BLVC)

Chicago Black Mental Health Directory | COVID-19 Resources & Events, Therapist Directory

Depressed While Black is an online community, blog, and video hub for Black mental health.

Ethel’s Club is a digital membership club focused empowering people of color in wellness, culture, and creativity.

Eustress raises awareness on the importance of mental health in underserved communities, allowing individuals to identify and overcome challenges to achieve a healthier and productive lifestyle.

Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness (FFBWW) is creating a world where Black women and girls live long, happy and thriving lives, defined by healthy minds, bodies and spirits.  

Harriet's Apothecary is a healing village led by Black Cis Women, Queer & Trans healers, artists, activists & ancestors, centering the genius of Black, Indigenous & POC folk.

Henry Health: The Mental Health App for Black Men | COVID-19 Resources

Inclusive Therapists | Therapist Directory, Workshops and Trainings for Therapists, Events Calendar, Blog

Loveland Foundation provides financial support for therapy for Black women and girls. 

Melanin and Mental Health promotes mental and emotional healing in black and Latinx communities.| Therapist DirectorySelf Care Tips, Podcast

Melanin Therapy | Therapist Directory, Mindfulness Blog

National Association of Black Social Workers

National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) Being Black Is Not a Risk Factor (PDF)

National Organization for People of Color Aganist Suicide (NOPCAS) | Support Groups

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) | QTPOC Therapist Directory, Mental Health Fund

Open Path Collective helps to ease the financial burden that often comes with therapy.| Therapist Directory (Sliding Scale), Online Wellness Course

Ourselves Black | Therapist Directory, Online Magazine, Blog

Rest for Resistance is a web zine and support group that centers mental health, healing, and self-care for LGBTQIA+ individuals, namely trans & queer people of color.

Sad Girls Club is an online platform and in real life community created to bring girls together who are battling mental illnesses.

Sista Afya | Processing the Movement Online Support Group

Talkspace is offering a free therapist-led support group in addition to offering substantial financial assistance for therapy in the Black community.

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation | Therapist DirectoryCOVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy Support

The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People.

The Safe Place App is a Minority Mental Health app that educates and raises more awareness on Mental Illness in the Black Community

The Steve Fund is dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation addresses mental health conditions and eradicates the effects of trauma on the Black community by providing access to therapeutic resources, creative arts, and education designed to support mental health, physical wellness, and overall development.

The Unplug Collective is an online community where Black and Brown womxn and non-binary folks can share their stories about existing in their bodies without being silenced or censored.

Therapy for Black Girls | Therapist DirectoryThe Yellow Couch Collective (Virtual Community), Podcast, Blog

Therapy for Black Men | Therapist Directory, Coach Directory, Blog

Online Events

Virtual BIPOC Healing Events | Balanced Black Girl

Sage and Spoon (Nalgona Positivity Pride) is a free monthly online eating disorders support group for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). Folks of all gender identities older than 18 are welcome.

self care & Mindfulness 

Black Girl in Om | Meditation, Podcast

Black Girls Breathing creates a safe space for black womxn to actively nurture their mental, emotional and spiritual health via meditational breathwork.

HealHaus is a Brooklyn-based wellness studio and cafe building community and breaking down stigma.

Insight Timer Meditation App | Teachers of Color

Kathleen Booker | Free Breathwork Session, NEDA Connections

Liberate is a subscription-based meditation app that includes practices and talks designed for the BIPOC community.

Men Thrive | Meditations, Podcast, Blog

The Nap Ministry is a meditation on naps as resistance. An artistic and spiritual examination on the liberating power of rest.

Non-POC Allyship

Anti-Racism Resources

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Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism

Non-Optical Allyship Resources - @mireillecharper on Instagram

Black Lives Matter: Ways You Can Help 

Media

Books

A Hunger So Wide And So Deep: A Multiracial View of Women's Eating Problems - Becky Thompson

Black Feminist Thought - Patricia Hill Collins

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower - Brittney Cooper

Fat Girls in Black Bodies: Creating Communities of Our Own - by Joy Cox 

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia - Sabrina Strings

Hair Story: Untangling the roots of Black Hair in America - Ayana D. Byrd and Lori L. Tharps

Heavy: An American Memoir - Kiese Laymon

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot - Mikki Kendall

How To Be An Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body - Roxane Gay

Me and White Supremacy - Layla Saad

Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat: A Story of Bulimia - Stephanie Covington Armstrong

Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery - bell hooks

So You Want To Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo

The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love - Sonya Renee Taylor 

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls - Anissa Gray

This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons On How to Wake Up, Take Action, And Do The Work - Tiffany Jewell and Aurelia Durand

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color - Cherríe Moraga

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism - Robin DiAngelo, PhD

 

Articles

It's Time to Correct the Narrative Surrounding Black Girls and Eating Disorders - Anissa Gray | shonadland

The Link Between Racism and PTSD - Monnica T Williams Ph.D. | Psychology Today

Thee Ways to Talk to Black and Brown People About Our Eating Disorders - Gloria Oladipo | Wear Your Voice

When Black Girls Hear That ‘Our Bodies Are All Wrong’ - Mikki Kendall | The New York Times

Yes, Black Women Struggle With Eating Disorders Too - Karla Mosley | Glamour 

 

Videos

Allyship is the Key to Social Justice - Whitney Parnell | TEDx Talks

Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives - Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers

Black Women Talk Body Image in the Black Community - Raven Baker | Refinery29

The Paradox of Diversity - Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley | TEDx Talks

The Urgency of Intersectionality - Kimberlé Crenshaw | TEDWomen

 

NEDA blogs

Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat - Stephanie Covington Armstrong

Perspectives on Diversity and Being Marginalized from Both Sides of the Couch - Christina Ojeda, LMFT and Reasons Alumna, Yari Hall

Thank You, Martin Luther King, Jr., for Inspiring Me to Live Fearlessly - Ashley Michelle Williams

The Problematic Whitewashing of Eating Disorder Recovery - Lakesha Lafayett

Unlearning “Perfect” As a Woman of Color in a Racist World - Lakesha Lafayett

When You Don’t Fit the “Eating Disorder Mold” As an African American - Celeste Saddler

Parents and Caregivers 

Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup

Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate (In English and en Español)

More resources coming soon!

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