Mental Health Resources
As a club that is centered around the empowerment and presence of Black people in the field of psychology, promoting mental health is one of our highest priorities. While maintaining good mental health can be challenging for anyone, Black and racialized communities are much less likely to obtain needed resources due to barriers such as systemic racism and poverty. With this in mind, BSIP is dedicated to promoting and providing resources that focus on the unique struggles of Black communities. These include:
The Loveland Foundation
The Loveland Foundation is an organization that is dedicated to providing therapy and healing to communities of color, especially Black women and girls. Through fellowships and residency programs, the foundation gives financial assistance to those who may not be able to be able to afford it themselves.
Black Youth Helpline
BYH serves all youth by promoting access to professional and culturally relevant support for youth and their families. They specifically focus on the challenges faced by Black youth who face specific and systemic barriers in their lives.
Toll Free: 1-833-294-8650
Black Health Alliance
A community-led charity whose mission it is to research and reduce the racial disparities between Black Canadians and the rest of society. Seek to increase the health and well-being of Black communities by working with policy makers and initiating projects that focus on the most vulnerable people in our communities.
Taibu Community Health Centre
Taibu Community Health Centre is a multidisciplinary, non-profit organization who serves the Black population in the Greater Toronto Area as their priority population. They provide primary healthcare, consultations and education on how to deal with specific medical concerns.
Phone: (416) 644-3536