Racism and Mental Health

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are the target of prejudice, systemic discrimination, microaggressions, and physical acts of violence due to the color of their skin. Experiences of racism not only cause distress in the moment but can also lead to mental health issues that become more severe with each experience. Expand the description to find a list of free, 24/7 hotlines, and text lines below.

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If you or someone you know are having thoughts of suicide or self-harm or are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call a national 24/7 hotline. For United States residents, those are:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
For anyone experiencing a mental health crisis.
AVAILABILITY: 24/7/365
PHONE NUMBERS:
Primary line: 1-800-273-8255
Ayuda en Español: 1-888-628-9454
Video relay service: 800-273-8255
TTY: 800-799-4889
Voice/Caption Phone: 800-273-8255
ONLINE CHAT: suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
WEBSITE: suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Crisis Text Line
For anyone experiencing a mental health crisis.
AVAILABILITY: 24/7/365
TEXT NUMBER:
US & Canada: Text HOME to 741741
UK: Text 85258
Ireland: Text 086 1800 280
WEBSITE: crisistextline.org

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