Deconstructing the Mental Health System is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization status and donations are tax deductible.

Makinie Fortino founded Deconstructing the Mental Health System in 2020, as a means to bring anti-racist therapists & wellness practitioners together to address the mental health system’s racial and financial inequities, through education and other initiatives, such as our Free Therapy & Wellness Program and a free directory for Therapists & Wellness Professionals who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color.

Learn more about our mission.


250+ Listings BIPoC Provider Directory:
The average directory listing costs $20-$40 per month. By offering a free provider directory, we are saving our providers around $360 dollars per year!
DMHS Free Therapy & Wellness Program:
Therapy sessions can cost anywhere from $80-$200+, on average $150. By offering 12 sessions of FREE Therapy & Wellness services, we are saving clients an average of $1,800.
Culturally Relevant
Organizations We Like & Recommend
Free & Low-Cost CEUS, Workshops, Webinars & Culturally Relevant Trainings
Community Offerings & Events, Predominantly by AND for BIPoC
Community Resources & Services for BIPoC & Everyone (Local, State & Nation-Wife)
DMHS Updates & Culturally Relevant News
Partnerships & Legacy
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Testimonials from Free Therapy & Wellness Recipients & Partners

Please consider helping us continue to support saving our providers money and time, so they can continue to do amazing work for our communities:

**If you are having a medical emergency, please call 988 or go to your nearest emergency room.

The contact feature on this site should not be used for emergency assistance

24-hour help is available at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- Call 1-800-273-8255

24-Hour text support is also available by texting HOME to 741741**

Peer Support Warm Line: 877-500-9776

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