Mental Health for Black Students

Information provided by Sunshine Behavioral Health.

Here are some free or low-cost sources for mental health treatment of the Black community. We also offer student support programs to support Black students, including Umoja, a program that supports community engagement, cultural empowerment, culturally responsive pedagogy, and self-love. 

  • Black Men Heal. Limited and selective (no guarantees) free mental health service opportunities following a waiting period.
  • Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation. To help Black Americans with “life-changing stressors and anxiety” receive mental health services, the organization’s Free Virtual Therapy Support Campaign pays for up to five individual sessions — first come, first served — “until all funds are committed or exhausted.”
  • Henry Health. Culturally sensitive self-care support and teletherapy for Black men and their families. “The first out-of-pocket session is on us.”
  • Inclusive Therapists. With a directory of therapists offering reduced-fee teletherapy.
  • Family Paths. “Mental health and supportive services to low-income, multi-stressed individuals and families” in Alameda County, Calif.
  • Open Path Collective. A nonprofit that for a one-time membership fee provides inexpensive in-network therapy, online and in-person.
  • Talkspace. Live video psychiatry sessions, plus a free therapist-led racial trauma support group, and financial assistance for the Black community.
  • Zencare. Provides a list of Black therapists — primarily in Boston, New York City, and Rhode Island — some of whom “offer a sliding scale, lower fees, or out-of-network reimbursement for individuals who cannot otherwise afford to pay for therapy.”

Culturally Competent Mental Health Providers