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Minority Mental Health

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Mental Health America understands that mental health issues may need to be addressed with a unique lens when working with individuals and families with diverse values, beliefs, and sexual orientations, in addition to backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity, religion, and language. That's why we've put together the information below to help various communities:

  • understand the basics about mental health issues among different minority groups;
  • understand policy issues and positions relevant to minority populations; and
  • access materials in Spanish.

July is Minority Mental Health Month

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was founded in 2008 to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the United States.

Click here to view this year's campaign


Stories of Individuals Living with Mental Health Conditions

The Greatest Gift My Parents Gave Me

By Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS, Founder and President of ASHA International

The Greatest Gift My Parents Gave Me


Minority Mental Health is #NotACharacterFlaw

By Jean-Phillipe Regis, Manager, Children, Youth and Families, Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Minority Mental Health is #NotACharacterFlaw


Road to Wellness: An African American Female’s Journey

By Lauren Carson, Founder of Black Girls Smile Inc.

Road to Wellness: An African American Female’s Journey


The Power of Spoken Word

By Marcel “Fable The Poet” Price

The Power of Spoken Word


Honoring Black History While Honoring Mental Health

By Minaa B., Respect Your Struggle

Honoring Black History While Honoring Mental Health


Latino/Hispanic Communities

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