According to Mental Health America (MHA), BIPOC communities are significantly more likely to develop mental health conditions, and one of the major barriers to mental health treatment is access and the need for understanding mental health support.
Join us to celebrate Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Month! This year’s theme is #BeyondTheNumbers. which explores the nuances and uniqueness in BIPOC communities and celebrates their strengths and resilience.
BIPOC Mental Health Month is not only about raising awareness about the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face regarding mental health in the U.S, but is also about shining a light on their needs, stories, and experiences.
Together, let’s gain knowledge on historical context, systems of support, and actionable ways to move forward toward a mentally healthy future for us all.
Here are some resources to share with your friends, family and colleagues to support the BIPOC community, be a stronger ally, spread awareness about BIPOC mental health to reduce stigma, and encourage people to get the treatment they need.
- Mom Congress 2020
- iDream for Racial Health EquityMaternal Mental Health NOW
- Black Birthing Justice
- BIPOC Mental Health Month 2022
- Black Women for Wellness
- Diversity Science, Eliminating Inequities in Perinatal Health Care Project
- BIPOC Communities and COVID-19
- BIPOC Mental Health
- Healthcare Disparities Among Black, Indigenous and People of Color
For more resources visit:
Mental Health America | Homepage | Mental Health America (mhanational.org)
National BIPOC (Minority) Mental Health Month – Lifeworks Northwest (lifeworksnw.org)