8 Organizations Advocating for Equity in Mental Health Care

Many marginalized communities are not able to access quality mental health care. This is due to injustices that stem from oppression, discrimination, unjust policies, and a lack of insurance coverage. Much is being done in promoting equity in mental health so that more underserved communities are able to access the resources they need. Having culturally competent mental health care is also beneficial in improving mental health. Have a look at these 8 organizations advocating for equity in mental health care.

  • BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective) https://beam.community/
  • Black Men Heal https://blackmenheal.org/
  • Latinx Therapy https://latinxtherapy.com/
  • The Cosmos https://www.instagram.com/jointhecosmos?utm_medium=copy_link
  • Asians Do Therapy https://asiansdotherapy.com/
  • The Trevor Project https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
  • Inclusive Therapists https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/
  • Vibrant Emotional Health https://www.vibrant.org/

Asian Americans are the least likely to seek help, help-seeking behaviors are a very new thing for our community. There are many reasons why—language barriers being a really big part of it and stigmas, absolutely.


Mental Health Vocabulary in Mandarin

  • 快乐 (kuai le) Happinness
  • 爱 (Ai) Love
  • 健康 (Jian kang) Health
  • 放松 (Fang song) Relaxation
  • 自尊 (Zi zun) Self-esteem


If you feel as if your mental health may be struggling do not hesitate to reach out to your health care provider or therapist. If you don’t have a therapist and not sure where to begin on your search for one your health care provider will be able to guide you, and even give you a referral with someone they recommend. Never be ashamed to get help when it comes to mental health.

Reference: https://www.verywellmind.com/organizations-fighting-for-equality-in-mental-health-5215841


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