Welcoming July: Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Happy July! We are excited to celebrate Minority Mental Health Awareness Month here at NAMI Wake County.

Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, a person’s culture and identity can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult. Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 2008 to start changing this reality. To read more about the history behind Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, click here.

This month, we’ll be focusing on crafting content that aligns with a message of mental health for ALL, regardless of identity. Stay tuned for our new blog series on minority mental health, including resources for the LGBTQ+ and POC community, and graphics that share the stories and facts behind the role that identity plays in mental health diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. Follow along on our blog here!

In The News: NAMI Wake County

July 7, 2020

Written by: Zoë King

This July, we are focusing our content on ‘Minority Identities and Mental Health’, a blog series honoring #MMHAM that discusses the mental health risks, issues, and resources specifically affecting minority populations and identities. 

Being LGBTQ can be difficult in ways some people may not expect. Many assume that ever since same-sex marriage has been legalized in the United States, LGBTQ people are no longer a struggling minority population, but the opposite could not be more true.

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