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During the month of July, we observe National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Developed by Mental Health America, the purpose of this observance each year is to bring attention to the multiple and unique types of mental health issues faced by racial/ethnic minority communities within the US. This month we also consider how unjust inequities faced by people of color in our country, (such as systematic oppression) can negatively impact an individual’s overall mental health state.

Throughout the month, the Stamford Cradle to Career team will do their part by interviewing mental health specialists and psychologists from minority backgrounds to speak on the issue of the lack of mental health awareness within underrepresented communities and what can be done to help change that narrative. There will also be a series of videos released relating to mental health as well as providing additional information on mental health services within our area.

Please remain on the lookout for more events or details related to National Minority Mental Health Awareness from the Cradle to Career team. If you are already interested by the topic and want to learn more, click the links below to access national and local resources for mental health.

 

National Mental Health Resources

Local Mental Health Resources (Greenwich to Westport)

Local Mental Health Resources (Fairfield to Stratford)