Categories: Community Corner
July was Bebe Moore Campbell Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, also known as BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month. Bebe Moore Campbell was a writer, teacher, NPR commentator and advocate for mental health, particularly for the Black community.
In 2003, she co-founded National Alliance on Mental Illness Inglewood, which became NAMI Urban Los Angeles, and provided multicultural and multilingual education and resources. Following her death from cancer in 2006, an act of Congress recognized July as Bebe Moore Campbell Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in 2008. Today, communities across the county take this opportunity to share resources, fight stigma and advocate for mental health for BIPOC folks. NAMI has gathered powerful blogs and personal stories from BIPOC advocates here.