Formally recognized in June 2008, Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was created to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the US.
Bebe Moore Campbell was an American author, journalist, teacher, and mental health advocate who dedicated her life to raising awareness for the mental health needs of the black community and other underrepresented communities.
To continue the visionary work of Bebe Moore Campbell, each year Mental Health America (MHA) develops a public education campaign dedicated to addressing the mental health needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).
This year's toolkit is themed "Strength in Communities", and focuses on community care, self-directed care, and cultural care. Download The Toolkit to get involved.