Professional Resource Page

We understand that tangible help isn’t always available but is on the minds of our clientele. We decided to create a page that gives you a quick guide to finding the proper professional help you may need. Thank Us Later!!!

Start with your primary care physician.  Your primary doctor should be able to start the assessment to determine if you have a mental health condition or help refer you to a mental health professional that can.

When meeting with your health care professional be sure to ask questions to get a sense of their level of cultural sensitivity. Providers expect and welcome questions from their patients as it helps them to understand what is going to help you succeed with your treatment.  

Here are few questions you can ask to get started:

  • Have you treated other Black, Hispanic, or minority individuals?
  • Have you received training in cultural competence in minority mental health?
  • How do you see my cultural background influencing our communication and my course of treatment?
  • How do you plan to integrate my beliefs and practices into my treatment plan?

Your mental healthcare provider will play a pivotal role in your journey to positive mental health. It is important to make sure you are able to communicate comfortably with one another. Be sure to mention your cultural beliefs as well your personal value system. Make sure that your beliefs are understood and taken into consideration during the course of your treatment. 

Visit the websites below to learn more :

PsychologyToday.com

TherapyforBlackGirls.com

AfricanAmericanTherapists.com

 

HELP LINES

National Suicide Prevention LifeLine

1-800-273-TALK 24/7

Trained counselor available 

 National Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-HOPE 24/7

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE

If it's an emergency always dial 911