Once again it’s National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month! This month is always a good reminder to make sure minority groups regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation to not be ashamed of their mental illness and seek treatment for their optimal mental health. Mental illness already in the general public is frowned on already, then having that stigma again in your own community doesn’t make it any better. I already have a hard time alone having my family accepting my illness. But see, that’s what great about this month, it reserves as an additional reminder that mental illness can happen to anyone regardless of your minority group. And we should not be afraid to address it and seek treatment.
In fact, this mental health observation month was made in the honor of Bebe Moore Campbell who fought for mental health education and support toward health. For more information, read the infograph on the bottom below: