Minority mental health awareness month

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is celebrated in July. Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 2008 to increase understanding of the unique mental health issues among underrepresented communities and eliminate stigma.

Mental health issues among communities of color, individuals and families with diverse values, beliefs, and sexual orientations, in addition to backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity, religion, and language may need to be addressed with a unique lens (Mental Health America).

Physical health is an important component of mental health and well-being. Education and awareness programs, personalized health care, and maintaining an active lifestyle plays and important role in keeping us healthy. Click on the links below for tips on living healthy, happy lives.

5 Rules for Self-Care
Self-Care Isn’t Just a Trend- It’s a Necessity
Yoga is My Self-Care
Tips to Take You from Feeling Overwhelmed to Empowered
Be Your Own Best Health Advocate
Mind Your Health

Diet plays and important role in mental and physical health. Here are additional links to helpful resources to remind you to eat well to stay well: 

Keep Active and Eat Healthy
Go Back to Your Roots for a Healthy Diet
Obtaining Health Through Heritage
Eating with Mental Health in Mind

Self-care also means taking steps to protect and support your mental health. Need a few ideas to give your mental health a lift? 

4 Ways People of Color Can Foster Mental Health
5 Mental Health Blogs Created for People of Color
Cultivating Self-Acceptance
Strength Over Silence
31 Tips to Boost Your Mental Health

Steps to Good Mental Health
Mental Health Resources for Blacks, Indigenous People and People of Color