BMH Connect seeks to promote the emotional health of Black children who suffer from high rates of stress related to racial discrimination in the United States. Our programming focuses on giving Black youth the education and coping skills needed to manage racial trauma and empower them to reclaim their childhood.
Mental health awareness and education is key in our fight to save the lives of Black children. We understand the stigma around mental health in our community, so we've created a safe place for you to learn the signs and symptoms of mental distress so you have the power to advocate for your child's mental health needs, if necessary.
We use a variety of ways to expand your knowledge on issues that matter to Black children including blogs written by clinicians of color and recommendations for books, articles, movies, and websites in our resource center.
Strong connections and healthy attachments are vital in our work to increase the well-being of Black children. Research has found untreated race-based stress can increase the likelihood of racial trauma and suicidal behavior in Youths of Color. BMH Connect strives to increase the mental health and resilience of Black youth through our Heritage Ambassadors™ and our Heritage Youth Connection™ Program.
Interested in learning more about what it means to be a Heritage Ambassador™? Click Connect to find out more!
Heritage Ambassadors™ Information Session
Have a few more questions about the Heritage Ambassador™ Training Program? Register for our informational session February 21st, 2021.
You have the knowledge. Now it's time for you to have the power! Link up with other caregivers to provide words of encouragement and support on our support board. For those looking for some tools and tips to enhance their child's emotional well-being, we provide webinars through our Heritage Connection™ "Learn As You Go" program. If you feel you and/or your child are in need of mental health treatment, connect with trusted mental health professional through one of our partnered mental health professionals.