National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
#HopeStartsWithYou

All communities face unique challenges or barriers in addressing mental health issues.

Taking on the challenges of mental health conditions, health coverage and the stigma of mental illness affects all of us. In many communities, however, these problems are increased by less access to care, cultural stigma and lower quality care.
Help NAMI replace stigma with hope. Learn more about how you can help by taking the pledge to bring understanding and education to others.
10 Years ago a movement began...
inspired by Bebe Moore Campbell’s charge to eliminate stigma and provide mental health information, longtime friend Linda Wharton-Boyd suggested dedicating a month to the effort. Their work would eventually be recognized by congress.
Cultural Perspectives
Our backgrounds also play a part in our recovery. Share featured videos highlighting cultural perspectives and experiences in mental health.
What You Can Do
Raising awareness for mental health can be easy. Here are some ways that you can get involved and show that mental health needs to talked about.
Take the stigmafree Pledge
Individuals, companies, organizations and others can all take the pledge to learn more about mental lllness, to see a person for who they are and take action on mental health issues.
Involve Your Family and Friends
One important step to raising awareness is to start a conversation. Here are some ways to help get your friends and family talking.
Learn the Facts!
Millions of Americans are affected by mental health conditions every year. Educate yourself and others on the facts.
Get Your Community Involved
Make a change in your local community by being an advocate for mental health awareness. Read about how you can work with your community.
Share Your Experience
Sharing your story about your experience helps challenge ideas about mental illness and is a great way to encourage others to talk about what they’re experiencing.
Graphics and Social Media
Share graphics and messages to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or download posters and graphics for your events.
Join a NAMIWalks Team
As NAMIWalks celebrates our 13th Anniversary in 2015, we are changing how Americans view mental illness. Join us as we improve lives and our communities one step at a time.
Join NAMI
Become a member to receive the latest mental health news, join online discussions, advocate for mental health issues and add your voice to the NAMI movement.
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