July Is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was created to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the US. Bebe Moore Campbell was an American author, journalist, teacher, and mental health advocate who worked tirelessly to shed light on the mental health needs of Black and underrepresented communities.

Also known as BIPOC Mental Health Month this year’s theme is #BeyondTheNumbers. Black, Indigenous, and people of color have rich histories that go #BeyondTheNumbers. While there are stories of resilience born out of oppression, persecution, and abuse, there is immeasurable strength in each of these cultures. #BeyondTheNumbers explores the nuances and uniqueness in BIPOC communities.

The APA will hold a series of Health Equity Roundtable Conversations:

July 1 – Going for the Gold in Mental Health Register and info for Zoom Webinar 12-1 PM 

July 14 – Future Focused: Today’s Advocacy Paving a Path for a Brighter Future Register and info for Zoom Webinar 12-1 PM

July 28 – Community-Based Mental Health Programs for Youth of Color Register and info for Zoom Webinar 12-1 PM

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