Minority Mental Health Month. Yes, it's a thing.
Unless you work in the mental health community, chances are you're thinking, "There's a National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month?"
There is. In 2008, July was designated National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month to help raise awareness about mental illness and its effects on racial and ethnic minorities.
We're looking forward to doing our part in bringing awareness this month. If you want to know more about disparities in mental health services and how mental health impacts minorities, here's a few resources to get you started:
U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Families for Depression Awareness