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Mon, Jul 01

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National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

CDC observes National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month each July. This observance raises awareness of the challenges that affect the mental health of racial and ethnic minority groups.

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Jul 01, 2024, 12:00 AM

All Day

About the event

More than 20% of U.S. adults live with mental illness, yet many don’t get the care they need. Despite growing openness and understanding about mental health in the last decade, treatment is often delayed or avoided because of shame or other negative feelings. And like other aspects of healthcare, people in marginalized groups often have problems accessing quality mental health treatment. In 2008, July was set aside as National Minority Mental Health Month in order to bring awareness to the disparities in care and recognize the unique struggles that culturally diverse individuals face regarding mental health. During the annual observance, health organizations also highlight ways to destigmatize mental illness and break down systemic barriers to treatment. Click HERE to view the resources developed by The Diversity Movement or click HERE to view the resources developed by the CDC.

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