Education and Support Programs exclusively for the BIPOC communities

BIPOC Communities

Youth & Caregiver Mental Health Support and Education Workshops

During 2020, this program was developed to help those in BIPOC communities struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. We are continuing on this effort through 2021 with the support of The Indianapolis Colts.

Youth & Caregiver Mental Health (YCMH) Support and Education Workshops are a free, 4-week education and support program for youth and their families/caregivers. This initiative will provide educational information about mental health conditions, crisis preparation, communication methods, and coping strategies. This workshop series is brought to you by NAMI Greater Indianapolis in partnership with Stop the Violence Indianapolis, Inc. and sponsored by The Indianapolis Colts.

Register NOW for the next workshops!

  • These workshops are available in English and in Spanish.

  • The workshops run for 4 consecutive weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays, virtually.

  • Register by calling Stop the Violence Indianapolis at (317) 692-9929 or emailing by clicking the below button.

  • The registrant must be the primary caregiver of the teenaged youth.

Mental Wealth Hour

Mental Wealth Hour is by the PEOPLE for the PEOPLE!

Mental Wealth is designed to create space for people in the African American and Latinx communities of Indianapolis to have conversations about mental health that is shaped by them and for them! This will be done by adhering to the guiding principles of Mental Wealth:

· culturally aware/relevant

· peer-to-peer;

· interaction based

· neighborhood based,

· you are the expert of yourself and your community.

Next Neighborhood Mental Wealth Hour Details:

Mental Health Hour
Mental Health Hour

Skating for Self

Release Stress | Connect Community | Reduce Conflict

2022 Event Dates

Tuesday, March 8th - 6pm

Tuesday, June 14th - 6pm

Tuesday, Sept 13th - 6pm

Tuesday, Dec 13th - 6pm

Skateland - 3902 N. Glen Arm Rd

Free admission for the first 200 skaters ($5 Skate rental NOT included)

Join us and our partners:

Genesys Solutions & Stop The Violence Indianapolis

Virtual Family Support Group

African American Family Support Group is now VIRTUAL! YOU MUST register below and YOU MUST register each month for the next meeting. We are now requiring registration for the safety of the participants and all personal contact info will be deleted after the end of each meeting. Registration is limited to 10 participants. Register BELOW!

  • This group meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month.

  • Facilitated by African American family members of loved ones with a mental health condition

Sharing Hope

Black Therapists in Central Indiana

(updated on 7/27/2021)

· Yameen Chestnut 317-471-8996

· Benetta E. Johnson 317-602-3677

· Cynthia Desaider 317-334-1693

· Carla S. Perkins, LCSW at 317-643-4997

· Deirdre Burton (near Nora) at 317-671-8939

· Elizabeth White (in the Pyramids) at 317-471-8996

· Dr. Kimberly M. Martin

· Micah Brown

· Tanisia Crowder

· Ranada Dalton - Empowered Living (317)969-5694

· Kimberly Graves-Hicks,

· Hazel Owens, MDiv., MAMFT Hazel Owens, 317-931-2379 ext. 5114

· Chanelle Lawson

· Mishara D Winston, BS, AM, LCSW - To Indy With Love

· Deirdre Yvette Burton Adults and couples only. Currently online services only. 317 520 1153

· Julie Biffle, MS, LMHCA 317-923-2333

· Arlinda Lindsay.

· Tamala Johnson

· Andrea Ford, LMHC, - Healing Streams Psychotherapy and Counseling, LLC

· Jamilah Scott, LCSW.

· Amy Foster

· Sarah Nevin Welsh.

· Dr. Sigrid Elston 317-854-0195

· Nathan McGuire 317-491-3581, 317-426-6477

Arbara Rogers - Safe Haven Counseling

Organizations that offer FREE Therapy Vouchers for Black Women and Girls

The Loveland Foundation

Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls.

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation

Break the Silence: Break the Cycle

Black Girls Smile

Empowering women & girls to lead mentally healthy lives

National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network

Advancing healing justice by transforming mental health for queer and trans poc.

LatinX Fact Sheets and Information

Links to other organizations that are doing some awesome work with the Latinx community!

Suicide Fact Sheet Latinx MHTTC.pdf

Faith Resources


Racial Disparities SMI and SUD.pdf
Mental Health Research
People of Color Mental Health Stats
People of Color Mental Health Stats
People of Color Mental Health Stats