5 Black Mental Health Accounts to Follow

From Facebook to YouTube, and now Threads, therapists and organizations are using their platforms to share tips and free resources.

Social media has made it easier than ever to access mental health education. In a matter of seconds, a quick search for “ways to manage anxiety” or “how to set boundaries” on Instagram or TikTok lands users face-to-face with licensed therapists. With a new platform on the scene — Meta’s Threads — now may be a good time to spruce up your feed.

Here are five Black therapists and mental health organizations to consider following:

1. @MikeyDyson

Michael Dyson is a psychotherapist and career counselor who helps job seekers transition into new workplaces with confidence and self-awareness. Through his company, DYSN Career Counseling, he provides virtual classes and one-on-one counseling. He also serves clients in Charlotte, North Carolina, as a provider with Good Stress Company. Check out Dyson’s page for notes on eliminating distraction, prioritizing happiness, and more.

Quote: “Why settle for being resilient when you have the ability to thrive?”

2. @NedraTawwab

Nedra Glover Tawwab is hailed across the digital world as a boundary-setting expert. As a licensed therapist, the Charlotte-based plant mom often posts about coping with broken relationships and prioritizing self-worth. She’s the bestselling author of “Set Boundaries, Find Peace” and the recently released “Drama Free: A Guide to Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships.”

Quote: “No one talks about how exhausting it is to pretend to be okay.”

3. @KierGaines 

A video of Kier Gaines carrying his daughter while walking outdoors went viral in 2019. It wasn’t the music or special effects that resonated with over four million viewers; it was what he told the young men about fatherhood: “Start healing, because if you don’t heal from [your past], you’ll have all of this and never be happy. And I don’t want that for nobody.” 

Gaines shares mental health tips through the lens of a therapist, father, and husband who recovered from a challenging upbringing.

Quote: “A failure is what occurred. It is not what you are.” 

4. @BLHensonFoundation

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation is celebrating five years as a “pioneering Black mental health advocacy group.” Founded by award-winning actress, author, and haircare entrepreneur Taraji P. Henson, the non-profit offers free therapy for Black folks and scholarships for aspiring Black clinicians. Give the foundation a follow to learn more about its most recent project — installing self-care wellness pods in places where Black people gather.

Quote: “Let’s start the conversation about mental health with our youth today, so our children can grow with resilience and mental well-being tomorrow.”

5. @TheLovelandFoundation

The Loveland Foundation is committed to increasing access to mental healthcare for Black folks, with a focus on women and girls. The organization provides therapy vouchers for four to 12 sessions at no cost. What started as a birthday fundraiser in 2018 by its founder, Rachel Cargle, is now a national resource equipped with fellowships, residency programs, listening tours, and a podcast. 

Quote: “Black girls and women deserve access to healing, and that healing will impact generations.”


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