Black Mental Health Matters

Help Black, marginalized, and underserved communities.
Make mental health therapy a fun experience!

Together We Can Make A Difference

Help today because tomorrow you may be the one who needs helping!
Forget what you can get and see what you can give.

Give A Little. Change A Lot.

Help today because tomorrow you may be the one who needs helping!
Forget what you can get and see what you can give.

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Make Donation

Help Black, marginalized, and underserved communities overcome historical barriers and access culturally competent therapists

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Apply For Internship

Dr. Remi Douah will be delighted to work directly with college and graduate-level interns throughout the year in various capacities

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Become A Volunteer

As a volunteer, you are critical for our success in helping individuals and community members become more knowledgeable of mental health

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Youth Mental Health and Wellness Community Center

Honoring George Floyd’s Legacy:
Building a Youth Mental Health and Wellness Community Center in South Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Designed by Mateo Gonzalez

846s.org is a Minnesota public non-profit 501(c)3 organization that focuses on Youth-led initiatives for violence prevention and safety, mental health, and wellness. 846s is leading a capital campaign to solicit funds to build a Youth Mental Health and Wellness Community Center in South Minneapolis in honor of George Floyd and celebrate his legacy. The center will provide needed services to youth and families in the community who have experienced historical trauma and social injustice in the wake of the George Floyd murder and civil unrests that plagued our community.

The Youth Mental Health and Wellness Community Center will be in historically marginalized, disinvested, disenfranchised community and serve as a one-stop-shop for youth-led development on mental health and public safety in the community.

846s needs your support to actively address community youth mental health concerns and develop innovative programs that prioritize minority youth hiring, a youth career pathways program focusing on mental health care profession, local youth entrepreneurship opportunities and free community mental health programming.

846s looks forward to embarking on this journey with you!


How Can you support us?

Make a gift and help create a more prosperous and healthy community!

Donate Now to help the Youth Mental Health and Wellness Community Center become a reality.

Gifts by check, please make check out to 846s.org 8031 Xerxes Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota MN 55431. Thanks a million for your support!

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About 846s.org

846s.org is a public non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

846s.org stands for the eight minutes and forty-six seconds that Mr. George Floyd was denied his human right to breathe and was consequently murdered. 846s.org is therefore committed to celebrating the legacy of George Floyd by making sure that breathing is an integral part of our mental health healing journey as we work closely with Black, marginalized, and underserved communities to co-create a safe and nurturing environment to first, break down stigma associated with accessing mental health therapy; and second, help them connect with culturally competent therapists with whom they can relate.

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Dr. Remi Douah Ph.D., M.P.H. remi@846s.org

Vision

Helping Black, marginalized, and underserved communities make mental health therapy a fun experience!

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Our Mission

To work closely with Black, marginalized, and underserved communities to co-create a safe and nurturing environment to provide trusted culturally appropriate mental health trainings to:

  • Help Black, marginalized, and underserved communities overcome historical barriers that prevent them from accessing mental health care (cultural stigma, lack of trust, insurance, etc.)
  • Help Black, marginalized, and underserved communities’ access culturally competent therapists with whom they can relate and count on to address your mental health issues.
  • Connect Black, marginalized, and underserved communities to culturally competent referral services that cares for their health and well-being.

Who do we serve ?

The Community

We serve everyone including Black, marginalized, and underserved populations who have not historically taken advantage of mental health services to get the help they deserve. We provide mental health trauma workshops and forums and connect individuals and families patient-centered and culturally competent therapists with whom they can relate.

Culturally competent clinicians & therapists

Our staff work closely with individuals and families to connect them with culturally competent clinicians & therapists via our referral database and our vast network of subject matter experts in mental health trauma and behavioral health

Who could I talk to if I am having difficulties in my life?

  • Please, download the FREE “UnPackThat App” and set up an appointment to speak with Dr. Remi Douah. You can also call (+1 612 447 9733) Dr. Remi Douah to discuss your concerns directly as well.
  • Click on “Connect with a therapist” to set up an appointment to discuss your concerns
  • If you are experiencing social thoughts, please seek immediate help through the Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255

What if I do not have health insurance?

No worries! We can help you with your mental health concerns

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They are not Okay

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the African American community is 20% more likely to experience some serious mental health problems than the general population.

According to Mental Health America (MHA), the African American are more likely to have feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness than white. African Americans teenagers are more likely (8.3% versus 6.2 %) to attempt suicide than are white teenagers.

Researchers have noticed the under-utilization of mental health services by minorities, African immigrants, refugee, and low-income and rural populations despite the existence and easier access in general to mental health resources across the country. They are many barriers that Black youth experience in seeking out mental health services. Those major obstacles include lack of trust in orthodox healthcare system, stigma, cultural mistrust, and attitudes and beliefs about mental health services in general.

Together, we can fix that!

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Your donations means a lot to us!

Where does your donation go?

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Mental health literacy & training

Your donation gives individuals and family the chance to get culturally appropriate mental health trauma training that will allow them to breakdown stigma and historical barriers that prevent them from accessing mental health care. It also allows us to give cultural insight to mental health professionals who serve Black, Brown, marginalized, and underserved communities the opportunity to make mental health therapy a cool and fun experience.

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Connecting youth with culturally competent therapists

Your donation allows us to connect individuals and families to culturally competent and patient-centered mental health practitioners and therapists along with a circle of care that includes religious leaders, Imams, and trusted community members
 
 
 
 

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Youth-led festival of ideas

Youth-led festival of ideas

This annual summit gives Youth the chance to create a safe platform to share their own success stories and carve a meaningful path forward to become agent of change locally and internationally. Your precious donation will help cover expenses related to the summit including youth-led marketing campaign, travels, and logistics.
 
 

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Homeless backpack

Homeless backpack

846s has partnered with Mahad Omar to bring innovative solutions to address the needs of homeless population in the Twin cities. His fund supports the Twin Cities houseless population with survival backpacks considering frigid Minnesota temperatures. So far 120 backpacks have been distributed across the Twin Cities. More survival backpacks are needed. Please support our efforts in providing lifesaving supplies to the homeless in the Twin Cities by donating.

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Internships

It is our honor to work with any interns throughout the year in various capacities to support our programs. We welcome interns who are interested in behavioral health, fundraising and development, public administration, or nonprofit management, as well as social media, public relations, social justice, public health, gender and women’s studies, marketing and communications.

If you are interested in internship with us please

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Volunteer opportunities

As a volunteer, you are critical for our success in helping individuals and community members become more knowledgeable of mental health trauma and breakdown historical barriers that prevent you from accessing mental health care (cultural stigma, lack of trust, insurance, etc.)


If you are interested in volunteering with us please

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Programs

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CONNECT WITH US

 

  • 8031 Xerxes Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55431
  • (+1) 612 447 9733
  • info@846s.org
  • www.846s.org

Drop us a line

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846s.org staff works closely with Black, Brown, marginalized, and undeserved communities to co-create a safe and nurturing environment through culturally appropriate mentoring to break down stigma associated with accessing mental health therapy.

Contact Details

  • info@846s.org
  • +(1) 612 447 9733
  • www.846s.org