The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic crises and socio-political unrest have impacted the Black community significantly.
Additionally, COVID-19 has disrupted lives across the life span in Long Beach by closing schools, prohibiting social interactions, and eliminating jobs. The consistent anxiety of potential infection, compounded with the intergenerational trauma of historic and structural racism, has impacted the mental health of the Black community, increasing levels of chronic stress, anxiety, and depression.
The City of Long Beach Black Mental Health Program connects uninsured or underinsured Long Beach Black residents experiencing negative mental and emotional health status to high quality culturally affirming mental health services.
Three mental health agencies that provide no-cost individual or group therapy: