BIPOC Mental Health Resources and Toolkit

Hi Folks,

In support of Black, Indigenous People, and People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Awareness Month, the Multicultural Center would like to share with our community resources for to more aware of Mental Health in BIPOC communities and a toolkit for supporting our students. Especially now, please take the time to learn more about this very important and complex issue and enhance your cultural responsiveness skill sets!

Formally recognized in June 2008, Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed each July and was created to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face regarding mental illness in the United States.

Bebe Moore Campbell was an American author, journalist, teacher, and mental health advocate who worked tirelessly to shed light on the mental health needs of the Black community and other underrepresented communities.

These resources are from Mental Health America. People and language evolve, and Mental Health America (MHA) has chosen to remove the word “minority” from our toolkit and will be phasing it out on our materials. Instead, we are using a different designation – BIPOC – that we believe more fairly honors and distinguishes the experiences of Black, Indigenous People, and People of Color.

Direct Link to a whole host of resources understanding many communities and topics including Racial Trauma, Racism and Mental Health, Health Care Disparities, and BIPOC Communities and the current Pandemic of Covid-19: https://mhanational.org/bipoc-mental-health

Direct Link to information on the current campaign and toolkit including graphics and other information you can share with others as well: https://mhanational.org/BIPOC-mental-health-month

James Ardena

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