National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Coincides with the 10th Anniversary of U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on “Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity”; NAMI Convention, July 6-9 in Chicago to Address Disparities

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month begins this Friday, July 1, offering an opportunity to civic leaders and national and local media to spotlight mental health issues affecting African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latino and Native American communities.

This year’s observance comes ten years after the U.S. Surgeon General published the report Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity in August 2001.

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is a time for education, support and advocacy,” said Michael Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
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