July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. According to the CDC and HHS, Americans from racial and ethnic minority groups face unique additional challenges in receiving adequate mental health care, resulting in lower rates of treatment and diagnosis.
Like other areas of health care, there is a notable lack of mental health equity. According to a study conducted by SAMHSA, an estimated 39 percent of Black or African American adults, 25 percent of Asian adults, and 36 percent of Hispanic/Latino adults with any mental illness were treated, compared to 52 percent of non-Hispanic white adults. The same study showed that suicide was the leading cause of death among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders aged 10 to 19 and it was the second leading cause of death among those aged 20 to 34. (www.samhsa.gov)
“Advance Better Mental Health Through Better Understanding” this #MinorityMentalHealth month. Learn more by exploring the resources @minorityhealth has available. Help to address health disparities impacting the mental well-being of racial and ethnic minority communities by learning more and taking action.
Learn more here: https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/minority-mental-health
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