Each July, National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is observed to bring awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the U.S.
Everyone can experience mental illness, but not everyone has the same access to the mental health treatment they need to get the best possible care.
Research has shown that BIPOC groups are:
- Less likely to have access to mental health services
- Less likely to seek out treatment
- More likely to receive low or poor-quality care
- More likely to end services early
Below are resources from MHA and tip sheets for providers and BIPOC individuals.
View or download the pdf below