No social justice movement is complete or sustainable without addressing mental health deficiencies that are passed down through generations of minorities. Systematic oppression, physical abuse, family separation, lack of access to healthcare and other living necessities, and denial of basic human rights and dignities have all contributed to a sickening normalcy of trauma in melanated communities.
This is our answer to the call for reform.
Mend is committed to providing to clinicians of color greater access to quality evidence-based trainings that have been shown effective in the treatment of mental health conditions rooted in trauma. In turn, these clinicians commit to providing a full course of free or low cost treatment to at least two patients per year for a minimum of five years. The impact of this commitment spans far beyond the patient who is being treated. Over time, the ripple effects of bringing health and healing to disenfranchised citizens will echo in schools, workplaces, homes, places of worship, and prosocial community relationships for generations.
We are committed to providing trainings that have a proven efficacy in the treatment of trauma. Currently, we have over 1300 clinicians who have committed to becoming experts in ACT, EMDR, and other evidence-based treatment modalities.
If you or someone you know is interested in being referred to a MEND clinician, please check back here soon to find more information on a clinician who is licensed in your state.
If you are a clinician of color who is seeking to become trained in evidence-based trauma treatment modalities (or a non-clinician of color who is interested in our social justice mission) and would be interested in MEND membership, please let us know that you’re interested in joining us.