No one should suffer in silence... We're In This Together!
Improve mental health in Black communities by building culturally-competent resources, programs, and education across the country.
Our mission is to create new ways of healing in Black communities, clearing pathways that allow People of Color to see what their lives look like on the other side of suffering. We help you choose your joy over everything.
Black communities who lack trusted mental health support systems and require informed, relatable support.
Named in honor of Boris Lawrence Henson, father of founder Taraji P. Henson, who suffered mental health challenges without resources or support, the Foundation exists to both normalize and improve access to mental health services for Black communities in hopes of eradicating the stigma around seeking help and support.
What We're Fighting For
THE NUMBER OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN, AGES 5-12, WHO HAVE DIED BY SUICIDE BETWEEN 2006-2016 (CDC)
OVER 705, 000 PEOPLE IN STATE PRISON WERE REPORTED TO HAVE MENTAL ISSUES IN 2005, FIFTY-FOUR (54%) WERE AFRICAN-AMERICAN. (BJS SURVEY)