Mental Health America has released their 2022 BIPOC Mental Health Month toolkit. Go to mhanational.org/july or click below to download the toolkit. You can also find actionable ways to support BIPOC communities and honor the legacy of Bebe Moore Campbell, the pioneer whose advocacy and visionary work first led to July's formal dedication to the needs of BIPOC communities in mental health beginning in 2008.
This year's theme for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), Mental Health Month is #BeyondTheNumbers. Join us, and together we will gain knowledge of historical context, systems of support, and actionable ways to move forward toward a mentally healthy future.
#BeyondTheNumbers explores the nuances and uniqueness in BIPOC communities. Throughout the month of July, we will share on social media stories of individuals living with mental health conditions – people who want us to know more about who they are #BeyondTheNumbers.
To move away from generalizations and focus on the uniqueness of individual communities, this year's toolkit will break up the term BIPOC into six core cultural categories:
- American Indian/Alaska Native
- Arab/Middle Eastern/Muslim/South Asian
- Black/African American
Within each cultural category of this toolkit you will find information on historical context, barriers to well-being, cultural beliefs, strengths and resiliency factors, and calls to action. In addition, you can find sample social media posts, downloadable images, culture-specific resources, worksheets, and more!
Download the 2022 BIPOC Mental Health Month Toolkit Here
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