“Minority Mental Health Awareness Month” by Cecily Rodriguez on Exposure
Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month posted 7/5/13: Thanks to all who have already spoken out for National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in this first week and those to come! Be sure to tag your posts on Facebook and Twitter with #MinorityMentalHealth
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Did you know that July is designated as Bebe Moore Campbell’s National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month? The U.S. Surgeon General reports that minorities are less likely to receive diagnosis and treatment for their mental illness. Stigma and lack of awareness have a lot to do with this. Love’s All That Makes Sense opens up the conversation about mental illness in the African American Community, which has historically been silent about this topic.