Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, providing an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about how mental health affects all of us. It is important that individuals with mental illnesses realize that they are not alone.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is working to bring attention to the importance of mental health in all communities. According to the NAMI:
The US House of Representatives proclaimed July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in 2008, aiming to improve access to mental health treatment and services for multicultural communities through increased public awareness.
NAMI has assembled some resources for learning more about multicultural mental health issues including:
The Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic provides a full range of culturally sensitive mental health services in the Hattiesburg community.

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