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July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

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This is the 10th year that July is being recognized as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. In May 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives designated July as Bebe Moore Campbell Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.

Campbell was an author, advocate, co-founder of the National Alliance of Mental Illness Urban Los Angeles and a national spokesperson. She passed away in 2006 after a battle with cancer.

The purpose of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is to draw more attention to mental health in minority communities and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. The goal is also to increase access to treatment and services for minorities.

Are you or someone you know struggling with mental illness? Click here for support.