In 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives established July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month (NMMHAM). This observance aims to improve access to mental health treatment and services for multicultural communities through increased public awareness. Visit the Center for Integrated Health Solutions’ Health Disparities webpage, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health’s (OMH) website, and the National Alliance for Mental Illness website to learn more and get resources to raise awareness in your community. The National Council offers the Addressing Health Disparities Leadership program on a yearly basis.
OMH will participate in three Twitter chats this month. You can join by following @MinorityHealth:
Minority Mental Health at the Community Level
Wed, July 12, 2-3 pm ET
HRSA’s Behavioral Health
Thurs, July 20, 3-4pm ET
Minority Mental Health Disparities
Tues, July 25, 1-2pm ET
If you wish to be involved on social media during the month you could also share minority mental health awareness information, images and graphics with the hashtag #MinorityMentalHealth throughout July.