July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans experience a mental illness?

Mental illness doesn’t choose who is affected by it, but culture, race, gender, or sexual orientation can affect access to treatment, support, and quality of care for many.

In 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives designated July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in honor of the leading African American novelist and journalist, who also was a voice for individuals and families affected by mental illness.

Check out the resources available from the National Alliance for Mental Illness to learn more about the unique issues multicultural communities often face when getting care for mental health.



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