Reasons is committed to supporting and elevating Black voices year-round, particularly on topics related to mental health and eating disorders. Black History Month offers a timely opportunity to share some of the advocacy groups and thought leaders that inspire our team every day. Take a look at these resources to gain new perspectives and inspiration for prioritizing Black communities and Black healing.
The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) proclaims, “Black History is Black Healing.” Our staff couldn’t agree more. BEAM is a national institution focused on training, movement building, and grant making that promotes healing, wellness and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.
Alishia is a social justice warrior, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist and Owner of Black and Embodied Counseling and Consulting. She is a major contributor to the field of Black mental health, co-founder of the Amplify Melanated Voices Movement, and founder of The Holistic Black Healing Collective, an online community aimed to support BIPOC individuals on topics of collective liberation and wellness.
Sonya Renee Taylor is the founder of the digital media collective, The Body is Not an Apology, which focuses on promoting radical self-love and body empowerment as foundational tools for social justice and global transformation. She is also the author of two seminal books on body empowerment, including “The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love.”
Many powerhouse resources exist to promote and advocate for Black healing and Black mental health. Reasons staff wanted to share a few more resources to explore beyond those mentioned above:
- Melanated Social Work
- Melanin and Mental Health
- Therapy for Black Girls
- Decolonizing Therapy
- Ayana Therapy
- Black Girl in Om Podcast
- In This Body Podcast, hosted by our very own Ashley Bullock
We are grateful for the important work these leaders and organizations do each day. We know that many more people and organizations support this important work, too. Please share with us your other favorite resources so we can add them to our list!
Reasons is committed to supporting Black communities by creating healing spaces and providing access to black mental health resources. We are also deeply invested in supporting marginalized communities throughout the eating disorder treatment journey.