Every July in the United States, National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is recognized as a time of consciousness about mental illness occurrences in racial and ethnic minority communities. These communities contend with a unique set of challenges and obstacles regarding access to care and standard of care.
Racial and ethnic minorities often face a scarcity of information and support, which leads to an overall lack of understanding around mental illness. As a result, people in these communities may not seek treatment, nor discuss their feelings with anyone. The lack of education about mental health creates a cultural stigma that makes sufferers shy away from reaching out for help.
If you live in a community with scarce resources regarding your mental health, please reach out to us for more inforamation. We will provide any knowledge we have available, as well as connect you to an organization that can best serve your needs.