BHIPP Bulletin

Volume 9, Issue 1

July 2023

BIPOC Youth Mental Health

This month's BHIPP Bulletin is a contribution from Lily Stavisky, BA, BHIPP Outreach & Training Coordinator.

In honor of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Month, BHIPP has gathered information and resources relevant to supporting BIPOC youth and families.  

BIPOC Mental Health Month, previously recognized as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, was established to raise awareness about the specific challenges that underrepresented groups face regarding mental illness in the United States. Due to multiple factors, including racism and discrimination, BIPOC youth are more likely to develop mental health concerns. Additionally, BIPOC youth are less likely to access mental health services. Pediatric primary care providers can support these young people by providing culturally competent care, helping to reduce stigma, and connecting BIPOC youth to evidence-based mental health treatment. Additional strategies for supporting BIPOC youth can be found in the following resources. 

General Information:

Mental Health America

BIPOC Mental Health Month

BIPOC Mental Health

How Race Matters: What Can We Learn from Mental Health America's Screening in 2020

For Primary Care Providers:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Fighting Racism to Advance Child Health Equity

The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health

Health Equity and the Impact of Racism on Adolescent Health

American Psychological Association

Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Youth Mental Health

Addressing Mental Health Disparities Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Youth

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Promoting Mental Health for Black Communities: For Families, Parents & Professionals

Contemporary Pediatrics

Racism in Pediatric Health: How to Talk to Children About Racism

Maryland BHIPP

Talking about Race, Kids, and Health

Culturally Responsive, Trauma Informed Practices for Pediatric PCP

Mental Health America

Confronting Barriers and Systemic Racism to Address Mental Health Among Black Youth

For Families:




Talking Race With Young Children


Tips for Parents: Helping Children Coping with Media Coverage of Racial Trauma

Raising Race Conscious Children

Resource for Talking About Race & Diversity

Sesame Street

Coming Together: Celebrating Positive Identity and Belonging

Race, Identity, and Culture: Resources to Help Children Celebrate and Understand our Diverse World

Mental Health Organizations Supporting BIPOC Communities:

Black Mental Wellness

Black Emotional and Mental Health Association

Latinx Therapy

National Latino Behavioral Health Association

Institue for Muslim Mental Health

Asian American Health Initiative

Asian Mental Health Collective

We R Native: Health Resources for Native Youth by Native Youth

Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institue

The Steve Fund: Mental Health Resources for Students of Color

Child Welfare Information Gateway: Wellbeing of Immigrant Children and Youth

As always, if you have questions about the behavioral health needs of your patients, we encourage you to call the BHIPP consultation line at 

855-MD-BHIPP (632-4477), open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, for resource/referral networking or consultation support.

We will keep you informed about all our services and training events through our website ( and monthly e-newsletters. Additionally, BHIPP is on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. We invite you to follow us there to stay up-to-date on upcoming training events, pediatric mental health research, and resources for providers, families and children.

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