July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
More than anything, we value inclusivity. Our clinical staff is trained in delivering multicultural-competent counseling and committed to furthering their education on multicultural interventions.
During this month, we would like to bring awareness to the unique struggles that minority communities face on a daily basis in regard to mental health.
*Did you know…
- Minorities are less likely to receive a diagnosis and treatment for their mental illness, have less access to mental health services and often receive a poorer quality of mental health care.
- In the past year, nearly half of LGBTQIA+ high school students contemplated suicide. 1 in 4 attempted suicide.
- LGBTQIA+ high school students are 2.3x more likely to report experiences of depressive episodes than their heterosexual classmates.
- Transgender individuals are 12x more likely than the US population to attempt suicide.
- A person of color is more likely to be incarcerated than have their mental health condition identified. Once incarcerated, they are less likely to have their mental health condition treated.
Let’s continue the conversation about accessibility and stigma regarding mental health care for minority communities, not just in July, but all year round.
Statistics from NAMI 2020