Resources and Support for Minority Communities
Every race and religion has their own unique cultural beliefs that fuel their lives. And these cultural aspects heavily influence their reasons for drug use, as well as the use of specific substances. Minorities often face more challenges seeking recovery for multiple reasons including systemic oppression restricting access and strong cultural norms that enforce shame and silence.
Finding a Culturally Knowledgable Therapist
Finding a therapist who understands you and your individual struggles is key to opening up and reaching your goals. Inclusive Therapists also has options for reduced fee therapy
Support for Black Americans
Black Emotional & Mental Health Collective
Information on mental health training, toolkits and a directory of licensed Black therapists who can provide online services.
"Recovery stories and resources to help Black Women experiencing opioid use disorder heal and grow"
The Safe Place
A Minority Mental Health App geared towards the Black Community. Bringing awareness, education, and hope to the serious issue of mental health.
Weekly podcast conversations that address mental health disparities in the Black community to break the stigma
Support for Asian / South-Pacific Islander Americans
Asian Mental Health Collective
Raising awareness about the importance of mental health care among Asian Diasporic communities + a directory of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American therapist providers.
Asian Mental Health Collective group raising awareness about the importance of mental health care among Asian Diasporic communities with an Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Therapist Directory of providers nationwide.
Working to reduce stigma about and improve access to therapy with a conversational podcast and guidance on finding a therapist.
Council of Korean Americans Podcast
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Series featuring episodes on experiencing burnout and trauma, navigating mental health, practicing self-compassion and more.
A storytelling platform to normalize and discuss mental health issues and create a new narrative of compassion and acceptance. Hoping to reduce the collectivist pressure to sweep these issues under the rug
Support for Latinx Americans
A Directory of verified therapists, psychiatrists, community clinics, emergency mental health, life coaches and support groups for the Latinx community.
Wide range of information and resources for the Latinx community including a podcast about self-help techniques, how to support others and cultural competency among providers
(National Alliance for Hispanic Health)
Information on various topics that offers a helpline for assistance navigating the health system.
Spanish Speaking Facilities
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Directory of rehabilitation facilities for spanish speaking clients by state. These programs might be culturally sensitive to make sure that the clients feel comfortable and safe enough to start recovery.
Support for Native Americans
IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program
Programs within Tribal communities, including emergency treatment, inpatient and outpatient treatment, and rehabilitation services, in rural and urban settings to reduce the incidence and prevalence of alcohol and substance abuse in the Native community
'Committed to targeting both the root problems that lead to alcohol and substance abuse, as well as the day-to-day management of addiction problems for each individual member of our tribes.
A podcast with a new guest each episode to explore and discuss different topic facing Native peoples today and "our relationships as Native peoples—to land, ancestors, and to each other."
Tribal Opioid Response Resource Toolkit
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From the National Indian Health Board with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, provides an array of materials, tools, and resources to support Tribes working to combat the epidemic within their communities
Support for Women
Behavioral Health, Indian Health Service
objective of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) is to reduce the incidence and prevalence of alcohol and substance abuse among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) https://www.ihs.gov/asap/
The Red Road exists to raise awareness and educate the public about the extensive history and current condition of Native American culture. We strive to empower and minister hope to Native communities https://theredroad.org/issues/native-american-substance-abuse/. The Red Road is firmly committed to targeting both the root problems that lead to alcohol and substance abuse, as well as the day-to-day management of addiction problems for each individual member of our tribes. We aim to help natives confront their addiction and develop a plan for a drug-free and sober lifestyle.
Support for LGBTQ+ Americans
A safe space that is anonymous and confidential where callers can speak with highly trained volunteers on many different issues and concerns
A confidential and secure resource that provides live help for LGBTQ youth with a trained specialist, over text messages, a crisis line or online chat in addition to social networking site for LGBTQ Youth
The National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network
A community for resource sharing, connection, and learning among queer and trans people of color. They also operate a Mental Health Fund for Queer and Trans People of Color, providing financial assistance for mental health services
RECOVERY LGBTQ+ ALLIES ADDICTION
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"For those in the LGBTQ+ Allies community who are going through the addiction recovery process and are in need of support. Meeting on Zoom every Sunday at 6 pm, registration is required to keep confidentiality and provide a safe space to find support"
Religion Specific Support
Christian / Catholic
connects families and individuals to information, support, tools, and Jewish perspectives to help them face addiction and work toward recovery
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to reduce stigma associated with mental illness, addiction and trauma in the American Muslim community through dialogue, education and training.