MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR BIPOC COMMUNITIES
BIPOC - Black, Indigenous, People of Color
Mental illness does not discriminate - so why should your treatment?
As a member of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community you are a valued soul who contributes your unique narrative to a group with rich history, traditions, and culture. However, woven into your narrative are unique challenges and experiences that impact your wellbeing and health such as racism on individual and systemic levels, discrimination, oppression, and inequity. This has such an immeasurable impact on both a personal and collective level.
Part of your experiences may include the unfortunate reality that many BIPOC folx face - disproportionate and inequitable access to mental healthcare in a way that meets your needs as a result of your race, ethnicity, nationality, immigrant status, etc.
You may have also experienced:
- Feeling unheard or misunderstood when sharing about your experiences, stressors, or challenges
- Inability to find a mental health provider who looks like you or speaks your language - Lack of financial support as a barrier to receiving mental health treatment - Lack of accessible treatment due to factors such as session hours falling within a typical 9-5 work schedule or office location
- Stigma in your personal communities around mental illness and treatment
In the BIPOC community these barriers often lead to lower likelihood of seeking treatment, earlier termination of mental health services, and poor quality of care.
Here at 253 Therapy and Consult we hear you, we see you, and we stand with you. Our team is committed to providing accessible, equitable, and culturally competent care to address the unique challenges you face as a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color in a way that aligns with your values, experiences, and identity in the following ways:
1) We strive to build a team that represents the communities we serve. We have a diverse team of therapists who are present and ready to join you on your healing and wellness journey
2) We are out in the community connecting with you! Part of being a culturally competent provider means being aware of the highlights and challenges in our local community. We enjoy coming out to local events to meet you in person!
3) We seek ways to provide access to resources outside of session. We understand that there are a variety of factors that impact mental health such as access to basic needs, education, employment and the list goes on and we want to make sure our clients have access to these as they contribute to our mental and emotional health as well.
4) Accessible treatment outside of the normal 9-5 office hours and telehealth services
Reach out to our team for a free consultation to see how we can support you on the next step of your mental health journey.