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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month asks all of us to enhance public awareness of mental illness and mental illness among minorities. In general, people from ethnic and cultural communities are less likely to receive necessary mental health services, and those who are in treatment often receive poorer-quality care. Many factors likely play a role including socioeconomic differences, stigma toward people with mental health issues within the community itself as well as the fear of experiencing a double burden of discrimination based on one’s race and mental health condition. New approaches to healing, supporting people in times of distress as well as changing conversations about mental health are just a few reasons why there is hope in our diverse communties.