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Read about our current mission and vision while learning about valuable resources.

COMING SOON! MENTAL HEALTH NEWSLETTER  - Senior Black/African American Mental Health

Mission Statement: “Our mission is to promote mental health awareness among Black/African American seniors by exploring their unique challenges and experiences. We aim to inspire positive change by amplifying diverse voices, sharing evidence-based strategies, and creating a safe space for dialogue, education, and support.”

Vision Statement: Our vision is to create a community-driven platform that fosters awareness, understanding, and support for the mental well-being of Black seniors. We aim to empower individuals by providing valuable insights, resources, and stories that promote mental health and resilience.

According to a recent analysis by the Commonwealth Fund, older adults who report experiencing discrimination when trying to get health care are disproportionately people of color, and they are almost twice as likely to report having a mental health diagnosis, like anxiety or depression, than those who have not experienced discrimination.                          

If you or someone you know needs help, these resources are available:

  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call or text 988 (for English or Spanish) to be connected to trained counselors in the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. For Veterans press 1
  • Domestic Violence Hotline & Resources: Phone: (888) DV-LINKS/ (888) 385-4657
  • Crisis Text Line: Text SIGNS to 741741 for 24/7, anonymous, free crisis counseling
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) for free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service in English and Spanish.
  • Southeast Mental Health Center (County of San Diego) southeast_mental_health_center.html 3177 Ocean View Blvd., San Diego, CA 92113 (619)-595-4400

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