BIPOC Mental Health Month

July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, also known as BIPOC Mental Health Month. (BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.)

Bebe Moore Campbell was an author and activist. After struggling to find support for her daughter who suffered from mental illness, she became an advocate for mental health care for Black Americans. She died in 2006, and BIPOC Mental Health Month was named for her in 2008.

The mission of The REACH Institute is to provide high-quality mental health care for all youth. By training primary care providers to diagnose and treat depression, anxiety, and other common mental health conditions, we are improving access to care. Join us!

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FREE Courses for Greater Atlanta Providers

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Thanks to a generous donation, REACH is providing our course Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care free of charge to qualifying providers in the greater Atlanta area. We have spaces available for courses on September 16-18 and November 11-13, 2022.

Fill out the application now to see if you qualify! If you don't practice pediatric primary care in the Atlanta area, pass this opportunity along to someone who does.

Application form for Atlanta-area providers

REACH in the News

  • REACH founder and board chair Peter S. Jensen, MD (pictured here) was interviewed for the podcast of the Jewish Orthodox Women's Medical Association. The conversation, "REACH for Better Mental Health for Our Children," highlights the current mental health crisis and how REACH training programs are part of the solution.

Upcoming Trainings

Check out the trainings we have scheduled this fall:

A Note from our CEO

Lisa Hunter Romanelli, PhD

CEO, The REACH Institute

All of us at The REACH Institute are deeply concerned about the health disparities that affect BIPOC individuals and communities. Our particular "slice" of this systemic and pervasive problem is access to mental health care.

But we are not in this fight alone. There are many organizations working to improve health outcomes for BIPOC children and families. Some folks work on other aspects of healthcare access. Others attack the root causes of health disparities or engage in advocacy and policy change.

Whatever the focus, all who care about health equity are in this fight together. I hope we can count you among our partners.

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