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Challenging stigma during National BIPOC/Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Everyone should have the opportunity to flourish and experience joy in life.

Racial and ethnic minority communities encounter many obstacles when seeking mental health and substance use treatment services, with some barriers rooted in beliefs and attitudes toward behavioral health.

Studies and research have highlighted the significance of providing mental health services and support to minority communities. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, individuals from racial and ethnic minority communities receive mental health treatment and care at notably lower rates compared to non-Hispanic white communities.

In the United States, 1 in 5 adults experiences a mental health condition each year. While mental health conditions affect all communities, stigma and unequal access to behavioral healthcare services often lead to delayed treatment and worse health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority groups.

During National Minority/BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, observed annually in July, communities can begin to destigmatize mental illnesses by speaking openly about their struggle and supporting others brave enough to voice their own challenges.

Everyone should have the opportunity to flourish and experience joy in life. Taking the first step of recognizing the impact of mental health, challenging the negative perception around it, and implementing even a single change can lead to significant improvement and growth.

If you or a loved one is struggling, Rosecrance’s outcomes-based treatment offers the best chance at lasting recovery. The individualized plans are appropriate for individuals who may be looking for short-term guidance to navigate a time of negative mental health, as well as those seeking care for lasting mental illness.

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