July Is BIPOC Mental Health Month
Formally recognized in May 2008, Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness was created to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the United States.
Bebe Moore Campbell was an American author, journalist, teacher, and mental health advocate who worked tirelessly to shed light on the mental health needs of the Black community and other underrepresented communities.
In an effort to continue the visionary work of Bebe Moore Campbell, each year we develop a public education campaign dedicated to addressing the needs of BIPOC.
Information about the 2020 campaign coming soon
Each July, we aim to shed light on the multitude of mental health experiences within BIPOC communities and others that face disproportionate inequities due to systemic barriers and historical adversity.
MHA is focused on utilizing an intersectional lens to lead conversations and highlight the needs of individuals whose needs are often overlooked including BIPOC, individuals that identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, and refugee and immigrant groups.
By utilizing an intersectional and lens, we are broadening our way of thinking and underscoring the need to address mental health issues with a unique lens while integrating the varied needs of diverse communities.