BMH Connect seeks to create a community that can support Black children as they navigate a childhood that often includes encounters with racism, discrimination and prejudice. Our goal is to help empower Black youth by providing professional development for the adults in their lives to have a better understanding of their needs, as well as play-based activities and programs specifically for Black youth to support their mental health. We welcome anyone into our village to help empower Black youth towards greatness.
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. To expand your knowledge on issues relating to Black children, BMH Connect has included webinars led by credentialed professionals of color, blogs written by clinicians of color, and books, articles, movies, and websites in our resource library.
Strong communities foster mentally healthy Black children and families. Together we can educate, support, and advocate for each other and for our communities to build a legacy of strong Black children resistant to the effects of racial trauma. BMH Connect has partnered with multiple Black organizations to help you connect to a supportive community, including Black-owned businesses.
BMH Connect strives to increase the mental health and resilience of Black youth by further empowering the caregivers and the helping professionals who support them, whether they be teachers, medical personnel, or mental health clinicians. Through BMH Connect, caregivers and helping professionals can access programming, personal and professional development, and support opportunities to better help them serve Black youth.