In 2006, U.S. Congress dedicated the month of July as “Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month,” focused on improving mental health services for people of color through education and addressing stigma.
In honor of Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, the APA established the MOORE Equity in Mental Health Initiative. Through this initiative, the APA celebrates each July with a series of events focused on promoting mental health equity for young people of color. Click here for information about the APA activities and events planned for this month.
The theme of Mental Health America’s 2023 BIPOC Mental Health campaign is Culture, Community, & Connection. Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) populations have disproportionately faced historical trauma and displacement that can challenge their ability to thrive. Culture, community, and connection are pillars that support and uplift BIPOC individuals in the face of oppression and systemic racism. Click here to learn more.