July 1 - July 31
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is observed each July to bring awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it harder for racial and ethnic minority groups to get access to mental health and substance-use treatment services.
Throughout the month, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will focus on promoting tools and resources addressing the stigma about mental health among racial and ethnic minority populations, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
OMH encourages state, tribal, and local leaders, community-based organizations, faith leaders, healthcare providers and individuals to educate your communities regarding mental health stigma.
Visit this web page during National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month for shareable social media messages, downloadable graphics, and health resources. Follow us on Twitter , Instagram , and Facebook , and sign up for OMH newsletters for additional updates.
Check out the OMH Knowledge Center online catalog for publications and resources that highlight the importance of spreading awareness on how to avoid and help dissipate mental health stigma in minority communities.