National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month sheds light on less access to care, cultural stigma and lower quality care in minority populations


July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about mental illness and its effects on racial and ethnic minority populations. 

Minorities are less likely to receive diagnosis and treatment for their mental illness, have less access to mental health services and often receive a poorer quality of mental health care, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health.

Oakland Family Services and Day One believe in making mental health care accessible for all who need it. We’ve been sharing resources in recognition of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month throughout July on all of our social media channels and have compiled them here. Check them out to learn more:

If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health issue, contact Day One at (248) 858-7766.