Welcome to BMHA

The primary mission

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.

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What we Do


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In April 2016 the Black Mental Health Alliance for Education & Consultation, Inc. (BMHA) launched its evening Community Grand Rounds (CGR) series in partnership with the Baltimore Chapter of the National Medical Association (NMA). Dr. Melissa Clarke, a board certified emergency medicine physician


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BMHA established the Behavioral Health Community Resource Center (BHCRC) to convene healthcare information technology industry experts, population health and behavioral health (BH) providers to improve behavioral healthcare access and access to evidenced based chronic care management tools.


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Among the most accomplished and fabled tribes of Africa, no tribe was considered to have warriors fiercer or more intelligent than the mighty Maasai. It is perhaps surprising, then, to learn the traditional greeting that passed between Maasai warriors: “Kasserian Ingera.”


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BMHA membership offers benefits for you to leverage as a student, behavioral health professional or an individual who is a community organizer, activist or business owner:
Posting your original articles or links to your blog site on BMHA’s various

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

internship and opportunities

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We are looking for the next awesome BMHA intern!
If you are interested in interning or volunteering with the BMHA, please submit no more than one page expressing your interest and a copy resume/curriculum vitae to bhealthall@blackmentalhealth.com.

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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:


Membership Application

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Upcoming Events

Unity is strength, division is weakness. – Swahili proverb

How are the children

Imagine a world in which Black children can walk the streets without fear. A world