BMHA is a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization which provides training, consultation, support groups, resource referral, public information, and educational resources regarding mental health and mental illness issues. Our mission has remained true to the original purpose: to develop, promote and sponsor trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities.
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More mental health professionals recognize the innate cultural strengths, rituals and structures that can serve as building blocks of resilient Black families. Despite all of the progress, BMHA recognizes that specialized professional development and continuing education are still needed to give cultural insight to mental health practitioners and other professionals who serve Black families and communities of color.
Your donation supports the development and delivery of various training opportunities and workshops. The National Institute for Maximal Human Development offers continuing education credits and features information and best practices for mental health professionals who through their daily work ensure #BlackMindsMatter.
BMHA was able to connect over 200 Black people in 2018 to culturally-competent mental health practitioners. How was that possible? Through the maintenance of an extensive regional database of culturally-competent, patient-centered mental health practitioners serving Black communities.
Your donation supports the staff time and resources to manage and update the database as well as connect individuals and families seeking help from practitioners who use trauma-informed healing techniques.
BMHA unapologetically and enthusiastically supports all Black people on their journey to heal, especially the children. BMHA’s annual Call to Healing Summit offers an opportunity to celebrate that journey and provides local and nationally recognized mental health experts a platform to share their research, programs, services, strategies and best practices to heal and succeed in the face of historic and race-based trauma and the devaluing of Black lives.
Your donation will help cover expenses that awarded funding usually excludes such as planning, logistics, marketing, travel, print materials, and speaker fees.
There are daily news reports about the threats confronting Black families: the erosion of substance abuse and mental health services, unrelenting micro-assaults and microaggressions, increases in traumatic stress, generational poverty, police brutality, and societal neglect reinforced by systemic segregation and oppression. Many adults living in low-income vulnerable communities were neglected, abused, and traumatized as children. Stand firm with BMHA in knowing that culturally-relevant programs can break this cycle using mental health strategies as a means of prevention and intervention.
Your donation supports programs in covering expenses excluded from awarded funding, such as print materials, staff time for event planning and community mobilization, and venue rentals.