July is National Minority Mental Health Month. As we bring awareness to mental health, we need to also strive to strengthen services in these communities. In 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives in honor of Bebe Moore Campbell designated July as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. To read more about Bebe Moore Campbell, please visit the National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month website.
Facts about African American Mental Health
Psychotherapy and African Americans
Psychotherapy is effective for treating a variety of issues and is useful for all ethnic and cultural groups. In my previous blog, I discussed how many African Americans view seeking treatment for mental health problems as less desirable or less culturally acceptable. As a field we need to continue to improve our ability to work with diverse cultural groups. For more resources on African American mental health visit the NAMI website. You can also visit the links below if you’re interested in finding treatment.
Locate a psychologist here:
You can also find a therapist or mental health provider here: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/MHTreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx
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