More specifically, July has been designated by Congress as the Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. The late, great Bebe Moore Campbell was an author, an activist, and a Mental Health advocate. A former member of NAMI, she is especially known in our circles as the author of the award-winning children’s book Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry, which tells the story of a young girl dealing with her mother’s mental illness.

Each week during the month of July, we will be presenting articles that explore the multidimensional topic of minority mental health. We will, of course, look at the facts and figures that show the scope of the issues involved, but we will also explore the hopes and advancements being made.