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July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Publication Date: Jul 10, 2020

"Despite advances in health equity, disparities in mental health care persist. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reports that racial and ethnic minority groups in the U.S. are less likely to have access to mental health services, less likely to use community mental health services, more likely to use emergency departments, and more likely to receive lower quality care," states the Office of Minority Health page for National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. 

The Office of Minority Health offers a range of resources and tools to help organizations increase awareness and address disparities in mental health care. 

Resources from the MHTTC and ATTC Networks 

Visit the MHTTC Training and Events Calendar and Products and Resources Catalog to access free training and resources with a focus on minority populations. 

The ATTC Network offers the special resource page: 

Building Health Equity BannerATTC Network  Building Health Equity and Inclusion 

This website features the white paper, A Journey to Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services, along with print and multi-media resources on the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS), Cultural Humility and Cultural Considerations, and resources for specific population.

The resources listed were created by Regional Centers across the ATTC network, and the page is updated regularly as new trainings and tools become available.

 

Other organizations offering mental health resources include: 

Mental Health America (MHA)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED)

SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity