The Mission and Work of BMHA: The primary mission of the BMHA is to provide a trusted forum to lead and promote a holistic, culturally relevant approach to the development and maintenance of whole health, mental health programs and services for African Americans and vulnerable communities.
Black Mental Health Alliance for Education & Consultation, Inc. (BMHA) is a 30 year regional social advocacy and membership non-profit organization providing a trusted forum to lead and promote culturally relevant approaches to behavioral health access, quality and integration. BMHA actively engages healthcare professional members through an expansive database of culturally competent and community and patient centered licensed mental health clinicians. BMHA is poised to provide leadership and a cadre of subject matter experts in this field.
BMHA is a unique and well-rounded organization that has a history of direct service provision, including school based mental health services, tobacco education and prevention, fatherhood initiatives, summer camp and afterschool programs, and HIV/AIDS prevention initiatives; and hosting trainings that include historical and race-based trauma informed care; structural racism; cultural competence; mental health stigma; social determinants of health; and dealing with mental health/illness in the faith based community.
Population That BMHA Serves
BMHA is an advocacy and membership organization comprised of culturally competent, patient and community centered licensed behavioral health clinicians. BMHA also serves organizations and the community at-large by providing resources and referrals to our members and community partners and through the offering of a range of educational forums, consultations and trainings on topics such as:
Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. - African proverb
“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” - African Proverb
“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.” -Zora Neale Hurston
Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced. -James Baldwin
- “[This culture] of oppression has taken a tremendous toll on the minds and bodies of black people.” - Dr. Alvin Poussaint & Amy Alexander