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Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

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When we look
#BeyondTheNumbers,
we find that mental
health conditions do
not discriminate.


This BIPOC Mental Health
Month, check in on your
mental health by taking
an online screening:
mhascreening.org

Bebe Moore Campbell sought to highlight and change the systemic and structural deficits of the mental health system that prevented care for people living with mental health conditions. She, along with a group of dynamic mothers founded NAMI Inglewood, now NAMI Urban Los Angeles in a predominantly Black and brown neighborhood to support and advocate for radical change to the LA county system of mental health care, inspiring a national movement to erase the stigma and support parity between mental and physical health and
diagnosis.


Her life as an author narrated her journey as an advocate and pioneer for racial justice. On June 2, 2008, Congress formally recognized Bebe Moore CampbelI National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the United States

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TALKING TO YOUR PROVIDER ABOUT MENTAL HEAL TH: TIPS FOR BIPOC INDIVIDUALS • Advocate for yourself. Share your needs and desires with your providers. • Ask for providers who are culturally responsive and have experience working with individuals of similar identities to you. • Ask your provider to document everything that is discussed, including any denials of treatments that you want. • Seek a combination of mental health care that is right for your unique needs. DON'T: • Avoid mental health care due to shame. • Feel obligated to choose a Western model of mental health care. • Exclusively use one type of mental health care without exploring all options that feel right to you.

The Impact of Racism on Mental Health

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