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July 1st: National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month


Today marks the first day of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This month we will begin our digital project to address self-care, mental health and well-being among African American women.

Often misdiagnosed, underdiagnosed and underserved, Black women have major commitments to family and community and are subjected to negative self-representations in the media. This can result in minimal self-care; unhealthy body images; and other co-morbidities such as overweight, obesity and heart disease. Only 12 percent of African American females seek help or treatment; yet researchers suggest estimated rates of depression are 35 percent.

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