By Larry Dawalt, M. Div., BCC, Senior Director of Spiritual & Grief Care Services
Did you know July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month?
"It is okay to not be okay."
National Minority Mental Health Month was established in 2008 to raise awareness of the fact that mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Even though anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness, background and identity can sometimes make access to mental health treatment much more difficult.
For 2021, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is continuing to amplify the message of “You Are Not Alone,” focusing on the healing value of connecting in safe ways, prioritizing mental health, and acknowledging that it is okay to not be okay. The goal is to create a nation where no one feels alone in their struggle.
Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region supports the improvement of our country’s mental health system, especially when it comes to serving marginalized communities. We are proud to provide end-of-life care services to everyone, regardless of background, identity or any other minority classification.
If you or someone you know could benefit from more information about access to mental health care, please access the National Alliance on Mental Illness website at https://www.nami.org/Home and click on Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.
If we can help, call us anytime at 704.375.0100 or send us a message at www.hpccr.org/contact-form. You are not alone. We listen. We support. We care.