In 2008, Congress designated July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This month, we reflect and bring awareness to the racial disparities in mental health care access, and what we can do to change it.
NAMI CEO Dan Gillison says, “The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.” Click Here to read the rest of his statement on race and mental health.