• People of Caribbean, East and West African origin of Ontario have 60% increased risk of psychosis.

  • To facilitate access to affordable, culturally safe and affirming mental health services to the black community through education, advocacy, and provision of resources.

  • One longitudinal Canadian study found Black immigrants were more likely to develop moderate to high mental distress than any other ethnicity.

    Culturally Safe, Accessible, Affordable Mental Health Care

    Black Mental Health Canada is aware that cultural beliefs and practices is a crucial factor in mental health service that influences all aspect of care, including decisions people make to access care, if they choose to engage with services providers, build therapeutic alliances, or follow treatment recommendations.

    BMHC also understands that statistics about the under utilization of mental health services among the diverse Black communities is concerning. This is why BMHC strives to build a stronger alliance between service providers of African descent, agencies that provides services to racialized people and other Black community stakeholders in order to work in a collaborative manner to build capacity to facilitate culturally safe and affirming mental health care to the diverse Black communities in Canada.

    Mission

    To facilitate access to affordable, culturally safe and affirming mental health services to the black community through education, advocacy, and provision of resources.

    Vision

    To bring awareness that Mental Health issues are a real and significant problem within the black community and respond by promoting culturally empowering and equitable services.

    Accessing the mental health supports that you need doesn't have to be a struggle.

    • Not sure where to find a black or culturally safe and sensitive therapist?
    • Worried about the cost of accessing mental health supports?
    • Unsure if supports are necessary or where to learn more?

    Black Mental Health Canada exists to provide access to affordable mental health services and education for the Black community. We’re here to provide you with the mental health supports you need, when you need them.

    The proposed Solution

    Black Mental Health works to connect those in need of mental health supports with qualified mental health providers and information.