This month, we recognize Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Since 2008, the US has officially recognized an observed the unique and specific struggles underrepresented groups face regarding mental illness in the United States through this awareness month. Our national organization has collected resources to help increase this awareness and offer opportunities to act in support of our BIPOC community.
A side note, Mental Health America (MHA) has chosen to remove the word “minority” from this toolkit and will phase it out of all materials. This is a direct response to the understanding of the evolution of language and in using a new designation– BIPOC – MHA believes this will more fairly honors and distinguishes the experiences of Blacks, Indigenous People, and People of Color.
The 2020 BIPOC Mental Health Month toolkit contains many useful resources, including:
- Lists of resources specifically for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities
- Handouts on racism and mental health and racial trauma
- An infographic built from MHA screening data on BIPOC and LGBTQ+ mental health
Download the toolkit and join in on the conversation on social media with #ImpactofTrauma