Black/African American Community Resources
SCBH has compiled various local resources to meet the needs of the African American community and information to better understand mental health disparities impacting this community.

African American Faith Based Initiative (AAFBI) - Mental Health Friendly Communities (MHFC): From 2015 to 2021, SCBH contracted with a group of consultants utilizing MHSA prevention and early intervention (PEI) funds to help outreach to, and train faith leaders throughout Solano County to raise awareness about mental health, combat stigma and increase early access to mental health services for the Black/African American community. Through the AAFBI the following faith centers were certified as Mental Health Friendly Communities:

Health and Social Services (H&SS) African American Resources Guide: This guide was developed in 2019 by the H&SS Black/African American caucus members which can be found here.

Therapy for Black Girls
So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevents Black women from taking the step to seek out a therapist. The Therapy for Black Girls space was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant.
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SCBH Access Line: To request mental health or substance use services, please call (800) 547-0495 and a mental health clinician will conduct a screening and assist you in getting linked to appropriate services. 

Black Infant Health
The Black Infant Health (BIH) program works with participants to develop life skills, reduce stress, build social support, and improve overall health and wellness. BIH provides education on the importance of early and continuous prenatal care, well-child check-ups, breastfeeding and timely and complete immunizations to ensure babies are born healthy and grow into healthy children.
All services are provided for free to self-identified African-American women 18+ years old. To learn more about this program including how to access services, please visit their webpage by clicking here.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 24/7 suicide prevention hotline staffed by crisis specialists
call or text 988

Crisis Text Line: 24/7 suicide prevention texting crisis service staffed by crisis specialists. Text "HOME" to 741741

American Psychiatric Association: In order to learn more about mental health disparities experienced by the Black/African American community please visit

Behavioral Health Virtual Services Platform
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) recently launched two free online behavioral health service platforms which are available for all California children, youth and young adults regardless of insurance coverage or immigration status. These platforms offer free one-on-one support with live coaches, a library of multimedia resources, wellness exercises, and peer communities monitored by trained behavioral health professionals.

  • BrightLife Kids, available for download on iOS devices in the Apple App Store, is for kids 0-12 years old and their parents or caregivers.
  • Soluna, available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, is for teens and young adults ages 13-25

Both apps have been designed with input from more than 1,000 young people, caregivers, and professionals in the field and complement existing services offered by health plans, counties and schools. Both apps have strict privacy and confidentiality requirements, are monitored by trained professionals, have licensed behavioral health professionals on standby to intervene if clinically appropriate, and can connect users to crisis or emergency services when needed. Please click on the app names above for more information.

Resources for Addressing Disparities in Finance
Financial resources and information on Tackling Disparities in Finance for Black and African-Americans can be found by clicking on the link. Empower yourself with understanding, tools and expert advice to combat the racial wealth gap and build for your future.

Health Disparities in the U.S.
Please click the following link for more information about Support and Resources for Addressing Health Inequity and Inequality in the US. This resource contains information about inequities currently being faced by many communities in the U.S. health care system and outlines efforts and strategies for addressing these inequities.