Black History Month
We acknowledge how far the field still has to go in serving communities of color, and we salute those working to make a difference today.
MHTTC web pages
- Black History Month page 2024 from the MHTTC Network Coordinating Office including events, products and more.
Resources for Providers
- African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence: transforming behavioral health services for African Americans through collaboration, training, technical assistance, and a variety of written and recorded resources.
- Racial Equity and Cultural Diversity: products and resources curated by the MHTTC Network
- Practice Brief: Cultural Considerations in Applying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups with Serious Mental Illness
- Perspectives on Diversity and Being Marginalized from Both Sides of the Couch
Resources for Clients
- Sharing Hope: An African American Guide to Mental Health from NAMI
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and National Alliance on Mental Illness Partnership: since 2015, these organizations have been working together to increase mental health awareness in the African American community.
- Black and LGBTQ: Approaching Intersectional Conversations: from The Trevor Project
- Finding a Culturally Competent Provider
- Loveland Foundation: committed to communities of color with a particular focus on Black women and girls
- National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
- NAMI Seattle BIPOC Mental Health Resources
Continue Your Learning
- Learn from NAMI about Discrimination and Racism in the History of Mental Health Care
- APA's Apology to Black, Indigenous and People of Color for Its Support of Structural Racism in Psychiatry
- Black Pioneers in Mental Health
- Black and African American Communities and Mental Health: information from Mental Health America
- HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH): health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities.
- Think Cultural Health: A free e-learning program to help behavioral health professionals increase skills
Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
This annual campaign raise the nation’s awareness about teen dating violence and promote safe, healthy relationships
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). The Office of Family Violence Prevention and Services shares the following resources to help you immediately begin to raise awareness of healthy relationships and teen dating abuse. Find out more information on TDVAM.
- TeenDVmonth Toolkit
- Runaway & Homeless Youth and Relationship Violence Toolkit
- Preventing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence
- Learn more from the Idaho Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence's Center for Healthy Teen Relationships
- Find different ways to get involved from youth.gov
February 27 - March 5: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
This annual campaign educates the public about eating disorders, and offers support to those affected by eating disorders
- Contact the National Eating Disorders Helpline: Call or text (800) 931-2237, or Chat Online to receive support, resources, and treatment options
- The National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders offers training and technical assistance for healthcare practitioners on issues related to addressing eating disorders
- The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) offers a variety of resources, including blog posts like what to do when loving your body feels impossible; one person's reflections on body image as a queer, autistic, physically disabled person; countering popular myths about a postpartum body; and experiences with eating disorders and body image of transgender individuals