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Here you will find information about mental health promotion and positive coping as well as resources related to mental illness and treatment. We strive to provide you with relevant, current, and engaging mental health content and stories specifically routed in communities of color.


“Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”

— The World Health Organization


The OurselvesBlack writers and contributors with stories and videos related to Black Mental Health. Information equips us all to be better advocates for ourselves, our families and our communities. Read More >

Raising and nurturing your child from infancy through adolescence (and everything in-between) can be immensely rewarding, but also, at times, quite challenging.  Parents are their children’s role models, guides, protectors, advocates, disciplinarians, teachers and so much more.  Here you can find links to some resources for parents within OURSELVESBLACK.COM as well as some links to other websites with lots of useful information.  Read More >

During National Women’s History Month, Ourselvesblack.com examines the state of black women’s mental health and the role their history has played in shaping the current realities. Our exploration starts with a review of Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength, by Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes.  Read More >

New to the topic of mental health? Confused by the terms you’re seeing? Don’t know the difference between “psychosis” and “delusion”? No worries!  The description of said terms is straight to the point, but not concise. A repository of common mental illness terms and information.