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  • How do I get involved with Black Mental Health Village?
    Join as a Member and attend on of our organizing meetings (events) ! Or simply email us and let us know that you're interested.
  • Do you have to be Black in order to join Black Mental Health Village?
    No! Black Mental Health Village is an inclusive organization and an equal opportunity employer. We provide resources and support without discrimination to anyone who's struggling. Still, we believe that Black people are capable of creating and leading the interventions that heal sustain our communities. This is why some of the spaces we curate are exclusively for Black people and our leadership consists of Black people. Additionally, our programs prioritize the healing of Black, indigenous and people of color impacted by poverty, trauma and poor mental health. Regardless, we believe in creating community, partnerships and collaborations with value-aligned individuals and organizations that promote racial health equity, healing and liberation. Non-Black members, volunteers, Corporate, and Organizational Sponsors are welcome to offer resources towards our initiatives.
  • Are you a tax-exempt organization described in section 501(c)(3)?
    Black Mental Health Village is officially a tax-exempt 501(c)3 Nonprofit. EIN: 88-0541300
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Health disparities in Tennessee

Social Determinants of Health 

• Employment and income

• Housing and safety

• Education, literacy

• Access to healthy Food

• Community and support systems

• Healthcare (access, insurance, quality of care)

 

Local Organizations to Address These Areas

Economic Justice

Workers’ Dignity

• Housing and safety

Criminal Justice Reform

 Choosing Justice Initiative

Nashville Bail Fund

Free Hearts

No Exceptions Prison Collective

ACLU of Tennessee

Racial Justice

 Showing Up for Racial Justice NASHVILLE

• Education, literacy

 

Women Serving 

YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee

• Access to healthy Food

Food Insecurity 

• Community and support systems

LGBTQ Serving

Religious Organizations/ Churches

Black Political Organziation 

Black Lives Matter Nashville

Color of Change 

BNA
The Equity Alliance

Black Lives Matter Nashville

• Healthcare (access, insurance, quality of care)

Black Health - Forum 

Black Mental Health - Forum 

Black Suicide Rate 

Substance Abuse 

Black Mental Illness 

 

Black Mental health Organizations 


 

Community Crisis Response 

NCCR

Black Healthcare Access 

Black Quality of Care

Access to Reliable Insurance

Health Disparities /Racism in Medicine 

Black Cancer Rate 

Black CAD rate

Black Maternal Mortality 

Black Infant Mortality 

 

 

Black Med Political 

Meharry WC4BL

Health Equity and Justice in Medicine (HEJIM)

Healing Between the Lines (HBL);

Black Healer Network (BHN);

Coalition to Advance Antiracism in Medicine (CAAM).

NAMI Davidson

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Black Mental Health Organizations 

BMHA

BMHA Nashville ***

BMHA

https://www.blackmindsmatteruk.com/connect - UK

https://www.beam.community/        This one is major key 

https://www.stuckinthemiddle.org/

Health Insurance 


Historical 
 

Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center (Vanderbilt)

National Museum of African American Music

Global Education Center

Hands on Nashville

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women-- Nashville Chapter

My House Clinic

100 Kings

The Equity Alliance

Park Center Development

The Brothers Round Table - Community clean up

TN Voices

Mental Health Association Of Middle Tennessee

Gideon's Army

Nashville People's Budget Coalition

Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce

The Hampton House

Dwight Hughes

Drea Pryor

The Ubuntu Way

Aunge Boyer

Monet Shell

Jt Tisdale


Art

Other Issues and Movments to Solve It

Children 

ACEs

Divorce - separation / changing dynamics 

https://ourkidscenter.com/

Child Abuse 

Child sex abuse 

Interpersonal violence

Neglect 

Physical

Emotional

Verbal 

Children safety 

https://www.preventchildinjury.org/

School to-prison-pipeline (“Education”) Reform 

https://413strong.org/

Free Hearts

No Exceptions Prison Collective

https://www.interruptingcriminalization.com/

GIEDEONS ARMY https://www.facebook.com/GideonsArmyUnited/

Public Education 

Math is love Tutoring https://mathislovetutoring.as.me/schedule.php

 

Foster Care Reform / Protection for Vulnerable Youth - 

Adults 

 

Black Homicide Rate -Violence Disrupter 

GIEDEONS ARMY https://www.facebook.com/GideonsArmyUnited/

 

 

Community 

Center Black men

https://therapyforblackmen.org/ National

https://blackmenheal.org/ National

 

https://200manstand.org/

 

Center Black women 

https://therapyforblackgirls.com/

https://bwhi.org/

https://www.blackgirlfest.com/

YWCA 

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

Disability Justice 

https://www.facebook.com/NashvilleDJC/

https://aimihamraie.wordpress.com/resources/

Navigating Poverty - Financial Education/Wellness & Reparation and/or Equitable Taxation 

 

Homelessness - Housing Justice 

 

Food insecurity (Hunger) and diet

 

Divorce - Coparenting 

 

Family planning, using protection, & abortion- Reproductive Justice 

Abortion 

Rasing Kids 

Teenage Pregnancy / Child out of wedlock that both aren’t willing to support 

 

Past trauma/Loss/ Death of a loved one   - Therapy 

 

Abuse, Interpersonal violence & Neglect 

 

CW: Sexual Violence  

 

Human Trafficking 

 

Mental health and criminal justice 

 

Black Incarceration rate  - Prison Abolition 

https://413strong.org/

Free Hearts

No Exceptions Prison Collective

https://www.interruptingcriminalization.com/

Police Violence 

 

Police violence mapped out https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/

 

 

Issues common to Refugees and Immigrants - Immigration Justice 


https://www.tnjustice.org/intersection-childrens-mental-health-criminal-justice/

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