Minority Mental Health Awareness Month 2022
Written by GKCCEH
Published July 27, 2022

Minority Mental Health Resources and More!

Racial and ethnic minority communities face unique mental illness struggles in the United States. Minority Mental Health Awareness Month occurs every July to bring awareness to that fact in hopes of helping minority communities get access to mental health and substance-use treatment services. 

Get the Facts

“Racial and ethnic minorities often suffer from poor mental health outcomes due to the cultural stigma and lack of access to mental health care services.”

Our friends at the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health have put together a valuable list of statistical resources on health disparities. This list includes facts about “African Americans and Mental Health,” “American Indians/Alaska Natives and Mental Health,” “Asian Americans and Mental Health,” Hispanics/Latinos and Mental Health” and “Pacific Islanders/Native Hawaiians and Mental Health.” Click here to learn more.

Mental Health Resources for POC

The Mental Health Coalition

A rich list of Black mental health resources. Click here to learn more.

Asians Do Therapy Podcast

A podcast for conversations with Asians and Asian Americans on both sides of the couch. Click here to learn more.

Latinx Therapy

A resource directory of mental health therapists and other helpful information for the Latinx community. Click here to learn more.

Asian Mental Health Collective

This is a group raising awareness about the importance of mental health care among Asian Diasporic communities with an Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Therapist Directory of providers nationwide. Click here to learn more.

Ayuda En Espanol, Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Information on the Spanish language crisis line (888- 628-9454) and other relevant topics. Click here to learn more.

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) National Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan

This is a national initiative addressing suicide prevention, based on fostering collaborations across Tribes, Tribal organizations, Urban Indian organizations, and the Indian Health Service (IHS). This site is designed to provide resources to support suicide prevention efforts and to help communities and individuals understand and obtain services related to suicide. Click here to learn more.

Inclusive Therapists

A mental health community that commits to and practices: advancing justice & equity for all intersectional identities; culturally affirming & responsive client care; centering the needs of marginalized, underserved populations; celebrating all identities and abilities in all bodies; decolonizing & destigmatizing mental healthcare; and dismantling systemic oppression & white supremacy in mental healthcare. Click here to learn more.

Melanin & Mental Health® 

Born out of a desire to connect individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities, this group is committed to promoting the growth and healing of our communities through their website, online directory, and monthly events. Click here to learn more.

AAKOMA Project 

The group’s mission is to help diverse teenagers and their families achieve optimal mental health through dialogue, learning, and the understanding that everyone deserves care and support. They believe deeply that mental health research and care must benefit everyone. Click here to learn more.

Brother, You’re on My Mind

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and NIMHD have launched this initiative to change the national dialogue regarding mental health among African American men and help start conversations about mental health. Find additional information or download their toolkit. Click here to learn more.

Click here to download our shareable flyer of these resources.