For Bebe Moore Campbell Minority Mental Health Month, we elevated voices of members from diverse communities.
Bebe Moore Campbell Minority Mental Health Month
To honor the legacy of Bebe Moore Campbell, the late NAMI California leader who advocated tirelessly to end stigma and improve mental health support and care for our communities, we mark Minority Mental Health Month by elevating the voices from diverse communities.
"Why do so many more Black and Brown children like mine end up in prison? Statistics show that it is probable for Black and Brown individuals living with mental illness to end up going to jail and prison following crisis encounters, as opposed to hospitals...."
Team NAMI CA Q&A Interview with NAMI CA Board Secretary Dr. Jei Africa
"I have always been a strong advocate on equity issues. I’m proud of that and in being really authentic in trying to create visibility to our underserved populations, and putting in equity and racial justice and social justice in what I do in our work."
“The mental health field is a really very tough place for people of color to feel like they are understood and get their needs met. So that’s something we’re gong to be fighting for a way until we can develop a sustainable strategy for changing the face of what the public mental health system looks like in California.”
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has formally designated 988 as a nationwide 3-digit number for mental health crisis and suicide prevention services. Now we need the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020.Sign NAMI's letter to your representative today.
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