Minorities are less likely to receive diagnoses and treatment for their mental illness, have less access to and availability of mental health services and often recieve a poorer quality of mental health care. -U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health
The US House of Representatives proclaimed July as this special month in 2008, aiming to improve access to mental health treatment and services through increased public awareness. -NNED
Mental Illness is not a character flaw. It’s not something a person can just simply “get over.” It’s not a person’s fault. Mental health issues can be anything from dealing with particularly stressful periods to something more serious like depression or schizophrenia.