Black History Month Resource Roundup 2024: A collection of services, resources and more

Published March 1, 2024 by Zencare Team
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Black History Month, previously called and celebrated as early as 1962 as “Negro History Week”, was an event created by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Dr. Woodson’s goal was to increase awareness of often overlooked historical events and important historical figures.

Over time, the scope and magnitude of celebrating Black History Month has amplified. Not only is Black History Month celebrated in the United States, but also in European countries, and Canada.

We have collected our favorite resources across various organizations from this year’s Black History Month to curate a bank of easily accessible links for folks to explore. The resources below have an emphasis on Black mental health, but include histories of mental health, resources to find mental health care, and more. This list is not exhaustive, but if you believe anything is missing from this list, please reach out to and we will add it!

History of Black Mental Health — Mental Health America

Black Youth Resources — Recorded Webinars from MHTTC

Social Media, Books, and Podcasts

Hit the follow button!

Add these books to your TBR (To Be Read) list!

Books on behavioral health written by Black people

Books on Mental Health, and Black Experiences

Podcasts on Black Mental Health

The Mental Health Landscape and Support

Learning About Mental Health in the Black Community

Connecting With Mental Health Support and Services

Zencare Blog Posts on Black Mental Health

Zencare Blog Posts for allies or people working towards allyship, including therapists

Find a Therapist with Zencare as a Black person

For Black folks, finding a therapist who shares their racial identity can be one of the most important factors in the therapist search. They may find Black therapists are better able to understand their culture, values, and experiences, especially those relating to oppression, racism, and intergenerational trauma.

If finding a therapist who matches your cultural, racial and/or ethnic background is important to you, we can help you find that therapist. On our search directory, after you’ve selected the area you want to find a therapist in, head to the Identity filter.

Zencare’s Identity filter allows you to not only select provider identities that align with culture, race or ethnicity, but also faith and gender. Select any identities that correspond to what you’re looking for in a therapist, and your search results will update.

Crisis Resources

If you are currently experiencing a crisis or emergency, please dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.