July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, one of the charities to benefit from NATCA’s 18th Biennial Convention next spring, uses its research, education and advocacy work to help elevate voices, to listen and better understand, and to support the unique needs and range of experiences of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.
“In many communities of color, there exists mental health stigma. And in the black community, I think it’s important to change the conversation around mental health,” says Tandra Rutledge, an AFSP prevention volunteer . “In many cases, we just don’t talk about it.”
Listen to Rutledge and others and find more resources here.