Community Mental Health Project

The Community Mental Health Project is a community-informed collaboration to raise awareness around mental health and highlight resources with a specific focus on Black and Latinx/a/o New Yorkers.

The Community Mental Health Project is a series of animated videos focusing on mental health wellness and self-care.

We aim to use the videos to educate and reduce the distress and trauma in the our racially and ethnically diverse communities that have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This includes a series of 10 short animations on a range of topics to help you through the ups and downs you may be experiencing, from feeling misunderstood to overcoming stigma individually and collectively as a community. 

All the videos are available in English and Spanish so you can share them with your friends and family! 

Together, we can normalize discussion around mental health.

The videos address mental health concerns identified in discussions with community members, ranging from mental illness and addiction to stigma in seeking treatment and care. We worked on the project with teens, young adults, and seniors in neighborhoods significantly impacted by health disparities and the pandemic.

  1. Let’s talk about mental health wellness 
  2. Self-Care
  3. You’re not alone: Finding support & resources
  4. You don’t have to go through it alone: Resources for older adults and seniors
  5. Young people seeking support: Starting the conversation
  6. Interrupting our mental health stigma
  7. Overcoming the mental health stigma we grew up with
  8. How adults can help or hurt: Listening to young people
  9. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young adult lives
  10. Feeling Misunderstood

It is our mission to bring free education and resources to New York City residents who face lack of access and cultural barriers to behavioral health care. Black Health partnered with Columbia University, The New York Public Library, and the Leon Levy Foundation to launch The Community Mental Health Project.