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What We're Talking About

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, a person’s culture and identity can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult. Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 2008 to start changing this reality.
1 in 5 U.S. adults experience a mental health condition each year, and 17% of youth
aged 6-17 experience a mental health condition. 
Mental illness affects: • 15% of Asian adults • 16% of Black adults • 17% of Latinx adults
• 37% of LGB adults. None of us are alone. 

If you ever feel alone because of your mental illness, the NAMI community is here for you.  Stigma and discrimination have caused so many of us to suffer. Let’s break down stigma so no one struggles in silence. It’s time to end the silence around mental health.
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Connect with us, engage in community conversations, and share your own story to help end the stigma.

Community Resources & Events

Critical Conversations in Minority Mental Health

Join a conversation about Minority Mental Health in our communities with Regina Mobley, Terron Rodgers, and Aaron Rouse. 

Strength Over Silence: Stories of Courage, Culture and Community

This docuseries highlights perspectives on mental health from the African American and Latinx communities. Through candid and courageous stories of lived experience, these mental health champions share their resilience and recovery.

NAMI Ask the Expert: Impact of Racism and Trauma on Black Mental Health

This webinar will reviews the historical context of individually mediated and systemic racism towards Black people and discusses the mental implications of racism and trauma on Black people within the U.S. with Dr. Christine Crawford.

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