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July is Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), Mental Health Month

 

This July, Mental Health America is celebrating BIPOC Mental Health Month, formally recognized as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and we want YOU to join us! Go to mhanational.org/july to download the full toolkit, shareable images, and resources list. In this toolkit, you can also find actionable ways to support BIPOC communities and honor the legacy of Bebe Moore Campbell, the pioneer whose advocacy and visionary work first led to July’s formal dedication to the needs of BIPOC communities in mental health beginning in 2008.

Download the Toolkit

This year’s theme for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), Mental Health Month is #BeyondTheNumbers. Join us, and together we will gain knowledge of historical context, systems of support, and actionable ways to move forward toward a mentally healthy future.

#BeyondTheNumbers explores the nuances and uniqueness in BIPOC communities. Throughout the month of July, we will share on social media stories of individuals living with mental health conditions – people who want us to know more about who they are #BeyondTheNumbers. We invite each of you to share your stories too using the hashtags #BeyondTheNumbers and #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth.

Within each cultural category of this toolkit you will find information on historical context, barriers to well-being, cultural beliefs, strengths and resiliency factors, and calls to action. In addition, you can find sample social media posts, downloadable images, culture-specific resources, worksheets, and more.

Below are two more things you can do to help us go #BeyondTheNumbers this year!

Take a Mental Health Screening

Register for our #BeyondTheNumbers Webinar

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