JULY IS: National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental illness is a leading cause of disability.
Racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S. are less likely to get help according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
U.S. Surgeon General reported in 2001 that minorities:
- Are less likely to receive diagnosis and treatment for their mental illness.
- Have less access to and availability of mental health care.
- Often receive a poorer quality of mental health care.
- Are underrepresented in mental health research.
To learn more about mental health treatment and resources available:
- NAMI (NAMI.org)
- NRCHMH (NRCHMH.org)
Source: www.prweb.com/releases/Minority-Mental-Health/Awareness-Month/prweb8602267.htm. July is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB). June 28, 2011.