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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 >

 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 our site as well as some links to useful info.  Read More >

Books allow the deep dive that all too often missing in social media or news clips. We review the work of authors with valuable perspectives on our experiences through the lens of the mental illness mental health continuum.  Read More >

New to the topic of mental health? Confused by the terms you’re seeing? No worries!  We break down some of the of common mental health diagnoses and provide some introductory information. Read More >