Reading Lists

Although mental and behavioral health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity; African Americans sometimes experience more severe forms of mental and behavioral health conditions due to barriers such as their zip code, economic resources, and more.  African Americans are actually 10% more likely to experience serious psychological distress, according to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health.

In partnership with Dayton Metro Library, we now offer reading lists to anyone interested in learning more about Black Mental Health, in addition to potential readings to add to your list for children regarding race.

Black Mental Health Matters

Books for Children About Race and Inclusion

We encourage you to visit the Dayton Metro Library to explore further books and academia on these issues. Please note, Dayton Metro Library may not have each book listed. Please check their website to see if they have the book you are interested in, in stock at