• 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 and South Asian males were more likely to develop moderate to high mental distress than any other ethnicity.

    Accessible, Culturally Affirming and Affordable

    Black Mental Health Canada (BMHC) aims to be a trusted community partner that offers mental health services to low-income at-risk individuals within the Black community.

    Our goal is to make sure no individual is denied critical mental health intervention due to unaffordability, inaccessibility and other barriers to mental health care. Our mandate is to support and provide access to direct client care to individuals within the Black community.

    Statistics about Blacks and their underutilization of mental health services is concerning. BMHC will strive to build a stronger alliance between service providers, agencies and the Black community. We will also aim to increase dialogue about mental health illness and the challenges and issues unique to the Black community.

    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 mental health professional?
    • 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.

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