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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, what is it, who does it affect?

Minority Mental Health Awareness

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is observed each year in July to bring awareness to the unique struggles that minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States.

What groups are minorities?

What are the common barriers to receiving Mental Health Care for minority groups?

What issues affect minorities who struggle with mental health?

When a member of a minority community faces a mental health issue, they often must deal with issues surrounding access to care. Here are common obstructions to mental Health access:

What can you do to increase the focus on and raise awareness of minority mental health issues?

Anyone can participate in Minority Mental Health Month. Here are things you can do to take an active role in making a difference for Minority Mental Health:

Why is there such a disparity between minority mental health care and the rest of the population?

Providers help close the gap in minority mental health by educating themselves, their colleagues, and communities on the ethnic and cultural gaps among patient populations. By considering how their own values and prejudices influence their interactions with minority group patients. Make sure that there is a safe place for those in the minority groups to help them feel heard and understood. Communities at the highest risk for discrimination are the same communities that are perpetually marginalized by the negative impact of SDOH.

Providing access to necessary resources and additional support for these patients is critical. Here are some places you can start:

How Compassionate Psychiatric Services can h:

Compassionate Psychiatric Services strives to provide inclusive and culturally competent care, offering medication management, individual therapy, and treatment for depression and all your psychiatric needs. We also provide treatment for treatment-resistant depression, SPRAVATO™, and Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). To get started, please call  469-200-4093 to schedule an assessment today.


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