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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 

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 


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

Black Mental Health Organizations 


BMHA Nashville ***

BMHA - UK        This one is major key

Health Insurance 


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


Other Issues and Movments to Solve It



Divorce - separation / changing dynamics

Child Abuse 

Child sex abuse 

Interpersonal violence





Children safety

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

Free Hearts

No Exceptions Prison Collective


Public Education 

Math is love Tutoring


Foster Care Reform / Protection for Vulnerable Youth - 



Black Homicide Rate -Violence Disrupter 





Center Black men National National


Center Black women


Disability Justice

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 


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

Free Hearts

No Exceptions Prison Collective

Police Violence 


Police violence mapped out



Issues common to Refugees and Immigrants - Immigration Justice

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