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|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:
- Mount Calvary Baptist Church
1735 Enterprise Drive, Bldg. 3, Fairfield, CA 94533
- Emmanuel Temple Apostolic
900 5th Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
- St. Stephen CME Church
2301 Union Avenue, Fairfield, CA 94533
- Bethel Community Church
600 East Tabor Avenue, Fairfield, CA 94533
- Kyles Temple AME
912 Florida Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
- Well A.B.L.E. Ministries
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.
Find a therapist here.
Listen to the podcast here.
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.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24/7 suicide prevention hotline staffed by crisis specialists (800) 273-TALK (8255)
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 www.psychiatry.org.