July is Minority Mental Health Month

Wellness

July is national Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 2008 to increase understanding of the unique mental health issues among underrepresented communities and eliminate stigma among diverse communities.

Mental health issues among communities of color, individuals and families with diverse values, beliefs, and sexual orientations, in addition to backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity, religion, and language may need to be addressed with a unique lens (Mental Health America).

Physical health is an important component of mental health and well-being. Education and awareness programs, personalized health care, and maintaining an active lifestyle plays and important role in keeping us healthy. Click on the links below for tips on living healthy, happy lives.

5 Rules for Self-Care
4 Ways People of Color Can Foster Mental Health
Self-Care Isn’t Just a Trend- It’s a Necessity
Tips to Take You from Feeling Overwhelmed to Empowered
5 Mental Health Blogs Created for People of Color
Be Your Own Best Health Advocate
Mind Your Health