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July is Minority Mental Health Month

Mental health is important
and it does NOT discriminate!

July is declared Minority Mental Health Month in order to draw attention to the mental health issues within minority populations within the U.S.
The need for this particular sort of declaration stems from the fact that these communities generally face unique barriers to mental health care and treatment.Without treatment, mental health issues can affect the social and professional lives of both individuals and their families. According to Mental Health America, minorities can face insurance coverage issues, language barrier issues, and cultural stigmatization of both mental health issues as well as the stigmatization of seeking help for said issues. Common Ground supports the need to address mental health issues in diverse communities and to continue to expand awareness of the struggles these communities face.

Read more about the #MyStoryMyWay Campaign for Minority Mental Health Awareness Month below!