Founded in 2019, Brown Girl Therapy is the first and largest mental health and wellness organization for children of immigrants, and it aims to destigmatize mental health and promote bicultural identity exploration. The community of over 225,000 exists to remind children of immigrants that they deserve belonging and joy, to encourage growth in connection with others, and to decolonize mental health.
Brown Girl Therapy is also a hub for inclusive mental health resources, original narrative storytelling, and intentionally created personal development workshops, discussion-based meetups, and events. It prioritizes community and cultural care and is an extension of Sahaj’s work to infuse culture into our mental health conversations.
One in four children in the U.S. is born to at least one foreign born parent and the first- and
second-generation immigrant populations are one of the fastest growing populations in the U.S.. Though children of immigrants are not a monolith, over 100 countries are represented in the Brown Girl Therapy community!
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It's hard to believe you deserve quality care when the care doesn't look like you. At Brown Girl Therapy, we aim to democratize mental health education, destigmatize therapy, and subsidize mental health care for our community.
In 2021, we executed our first therapy fund -- providing a $1200 stipend toward out-of-pocket therapy costs to five community members. We hope to continue this work soon.
Every quarter, a portion of the Cultural Enough. Newsletter profits are donated to a non-profit organization of Sahaj’s choice. We believe that if you have the means to share, you should. And if you don’t, there should be options for seeking help and support.
Stay tuned for more as we grow!