National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month


July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and the month offers organizations of all types and sizes a wonderful opportunity to create mental health awareness in diverse communities. The US House of Representatives proclaimed July as this special month in 2008, aiming to improve access to mental health treatment and services through increased public awareness. Since then, many organizations have hosted a variety of events and activities in communities across the country each year. The National Network to Eliminate Disparities (a SAMHSA-supported initiative) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) have partnered to create webinars, share resources, and highlight related opportunities celebrating the month. You can watch the webinar recordings from past years below.

Ways to get involved:

Webinar recordings and Twitter chat transcripts:

Resources to learn from and share:


For more information please contact the National Network to Eliminate Disparities at

Updated: 2021