National Minority Health Awareness Month

Mental illnesses do not discriminate and can happen to anyone irrespective of color, race, gender or financial background. Though anyone can experience mental health issues, background and identity can make accessing mental health treatment much more difficult. Initiated in 2008, the National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month aims to improve access to mental health services and promote awareness. The month highlights the health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minority population and the ways in which policies and programs can help advance the health equity. The theme for 2018 is “Partnering for Health Equity.”