Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
First announced by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008, Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month encourages awareness of mental health and illness among minority populations.
Historically, there have been serious disparities in mental health treatment and care for minority populations. Racial and ethnic minority youth experience mental health challenges comparable to their white counterparts; however, on average are less likely to receive mental health services. Provider bias and discrimination combined with a lack of access to services contribute to these disparities.
This July, be a champion for minority youth and get involved in raising awareness of the importance of ensuring equitable access to mental health treatment and care.
- Ensure your programming is inclusive of all youth. Learn tips and strategies by watching the webinar for PREP grantees entitled Practical Strategies for Creating Welcoming & Supportive Environments For All Youth.
- Download and share the Black, Indigenous People, and People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Month toolkit.
- Explore the American Psychological Association’s guide to Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Racial and Ethnic Minority Youth.