Sisters in the Struggle: The origins of Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Nancy Carter tells us about her work alongside Bebe Moore Campbell spearheading NAMI Urban Los Angeles to reach communities of color, the origins of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, and her personal mental health journey going from family member to accomplished advocate to the sudden but enlightening perspective of newly diagnosed peer.

 

NAMI California is committed to addressing barriers to accessing mental health care in underserved communities. We work in partnership with diverse communities to provide mental health education and peer support that is culturally relevant and appropriate. We advocate for policy change to increase access to mental health care and end the stigma surrounding mental illness

In honor of Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, we will be featuring filmed personal stories of recovery and hope by fellow community members across the state for our Bebe Moore Campbell video series. We will also feature events being put together by our affiliates in honor of this month. Join us by following and sharing our blog to bring awareness to the mental health needs and stories of underrepresented communities.