Celebrate and bring awareness and supportive information to your community!
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month offers organizations of all types and sizes a wonderful opportunity to create mental health awareness in diverse communities. The US House of Representatives proclaimed July as this special month in 2008, aiming to improve access to mental health treatment and services through increased public awareness. Since then, many organizations have hosted a variety of events and activities in communities across the country each year.
NAMIWalks brings all people together to walk as one group. The event celebrates everyone's differences and encourages people to express themselves through creativity (designing team t-shirts and signs) to reflect their teams and diverse backgrounds. NAMIWalks brings communities together to fight the stigma around mental illness.
Please follow the link - http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Multicultural_Support&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=120508 - for additional information on National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.