Our Mission

Healed Men Heal Men

To provide access to mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources to men of color.

About Us

founder and cofounder of Black Men Heal

Black Men Heal is a grassroots nonprofit organization, established in 2018, as a solution to a broken inequitable mental health care system that does not center the needs of marginalized Black and Brown Communities.
We center our focus on the mental health needs of Black Men because of the lack of resources attending solely to this population. Our mission is to provide mental health treatment, education, and resources to Men of color. Our goals are to eliminate the barriers that contribute to health disparities and inequities that exist for BIPOC to seek treatment, and to help increase the likelihood that Black men will self-initiate treatment for mental health struggles.

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The question, “Why aren’t more Black Men coming into therapy?” What seemed to be the systemic deterioration of ‘Black Men’ in our country is ultimately what led to a mission built to provide equitable and quality access to mental health treatment and resources targeted primarily to Men of Color.
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Aside from the health disparities that marginalized communities when it comes to quality and unbiased treatment, I dove into research of additional barriers that prevented BIPOC men from seeking therapy: Affordability/Cost; Lack of cultural competency/Hesitancy to step into a system which is not built for you or fear of getting a provider that cannot relate to, understand, or possibly validate one’s unique cultural experiences and stigma. Black Men Heal was born and is developed to eliminate each of these three barriers.

Black Men Heal is a small grassroot nonprofit organization, Est, in 2018. The mission is to provide mental health treatment, education, and resources to Men of color. Our goals are to eliminate the health disparities and inequities that exist for BIPOC to seek treatment, and to help increase the likelihood that Black men will self-initiate treatment for mental health struggles. Black Men Heal is a nonprofit that provides FREE mental health treatment-both individual and group therapy to Men of Color & offers them the opportunity to heal from Intergenerational trauma and systemic racism. We also pair the men up with culturally competent providers. 

A WORD FROM OUR FOUNDER: Tasnim Sulaiman

I started this mission in 2018 as a purely donation based mission by going to other licensed therapists and asking them to donate 1 hour a week in their busy schedules to the health and wellness of these men. There had not been any other organization like this prior to me starting it that targeted Only men and offered the actual Free therapy to men. Since inception, we have donated over 1500 Free therapy sessions to men, have almost 1000 men globally signed up for our weekly Virtual Healing Groups, have recruited over 60 Providers of Color into our Network, have expanded to 8 States (and goals of expansion nationally), and raised over $500,000 to the cause. We are helping to remove the stigma of mental health treatment in Black and Brown Communities.

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