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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Learn more about National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: http://www2.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/Multicultural_Support1/National_Minority_Mental_Health_Awareness_Month_Main_Page.htm