Mental Health Resources
In the United States, veterinarians have a higher suicide rate than the general population. A study from 1979 to 2015 concluded that male veterinarians are 2.1 times more likely and female veterinarians are 3.5 times more likely to commit suicide.
These statistics are saddening and TwoPointOne desires to provide a variety of resources to black veterinary students and veterinarians to ensure that our community remains focused on the importance of mental health.
BMHA has a mission to develop, promote, and sponsor trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings, and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities. They serve clinicians, communities, families, and individuals.
The mission of Black Mental Wellness, Corp. is to provide access to evidence-based information, resources about mental health, highlight and increase the diversity of mental health professionals, and to decrease the mental health stigma in the Black community.
Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
ADAA’s mental health experts understand that exposure to pervasive racial traumas and stressors are detrimental to one’s mental health. They also understand that many people of color who suffer from mental health issues also have less access to care and services. They have created a resource page specifically for black people, which is linked above.
Who To Follow
Follow the instagram pages in the slideshow below to begin filling your timeline with black mental health tips and positivity!
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
This lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.