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July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month!

Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, background and identity can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult. These hurdles prompted the creation of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.

“Challenges Minorities Face in Mental Health Care” Webinar recording available to watch here

This discussion that will focus on panelist’s lived experiences, cultural differences, sexual orientation, disparities based on background, race, as well as specific issues that confront the minority population in accessing mental health services.

In The News: NAMI Gulf Coast

July 31, 2020

JUL. 27, 2020

By Kristen Luft

When I was in college, I was diagnosed with depression. It had been apparent that something was wrong halfway through high school when I carried a sadness, an exhaustion and a heaviness I couldn’t explain. I spent the rest of college trying to find the right treatment that would “fix me,” as if this was something I could get a grip of and cure.

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