About BMH Village
BMH Village is a bold, local nonprofit organization harnessing community, data, and novel technology to facilitate innovative whole-person healing and mental health education. Through community-led healing initiatives, we aim to address mental health disparities and the well-being of Black and minoritized communities impacted by trauma, poverty, or lack of mental health care access.
BMH Village envisions a world where Black people can live happy and healthy lives. To make this happen, we're working on building a supportive community interested in healing and collective liberation.
Abolition refers to the idea of working to dismantle systems and structures that perpetuate harm and inequality, such as the criminal justice system.
A systems approach means looking at the interconnected nature of social, economic, and political systems and addressing the root causes of problems (structural racism and material inequities) rather than just the symptoms.
Harm reduction is a public health approach that seeks to minimize the negative consequences of harmful behaviors, rather than trying to eliminate the behaviors themselves.
Centering those most impacted means prioritizing the needs, experiences, and perspectives of marginalized communities in decision-making and policy.
Self-determination refers to the idea that individuals and communities should have the agency and power to make decisions about their own lives and communities.
Trauma-informed care involves recognizing and responding to the impact of trauma on individuals and communities in a way that is supportive and empowering.
Transformative justice is an approach that seeks to address harm and conflict in a way that promotes healing and restoration, rather than punishment.