July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Represent Recovery Video Series:
The president of Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities tells her personal story in Chinese Mandarin (with English subtitles).
Our Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month series continues with Elaine Peng, who leads NAMI Chinese programs and is the president of Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities, sharing her personal story about her daughter's bipolar disorder and the effect it had on her own mental health. Elaine also discusses mental health stigma within the Chinese community.
Represent Recovery Initiative
Our Represent Recovery Initiative calls for a shift in the way we view mental health in diverse cultural communities. It aims to serve members of underrepresented communities while centering their voices in the overall mental health movement. Visibility and representation matter both in mental health treatment and mental health awareness activism.
Today we unveil our Asian Pacific Islander resource page.
Stay connected as we roll out resource pages for various underrepresented communities.
NAMI California is committed to addressing barriers to accessing mental health care in underserved communities. We work in partnership with diverse communities to provide mental health education and peer support that is culturally relevant and appropriate. We advocate for policy change to increase access to mental health care and end the stigma surrounding mental illness. Join us by following and sharing our blog to bring awareness to the mental health needs and stories of underrepresented communities.