CBHC Observes July as BIPOC Mental Health Month

CBHC Observes July as BIPOC Mental Health Month

This July, CBHC is proud to join with leaders in the mental health field to recognize Black, Indigenous, People of Color Mental Health Month. This is a shift from the previous designation of this month as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, learn more about this change and check out the quote from Mental Health America below.

“The continued use of “minority or marginalized” sets up BIPOC communities in terms of their quantity instead of their quality and removes their personhood… The word “minority” also emphasizes the power differential between “majority” and “minority” groups and can make BIPOC feel as though “minority” is synonymous with inferiority. Though “minority” and “marginalized” may continue to be used in academic spaces, the words the mental health community uses need to change in order to help communities understand how these terms create and perpetuate negative images and stereotypes of individuals that identify as BIPOC.” – Mental Health America

CBHC is dedicated to ensuring equal mental health care and substance use treatment across all populations within our country.

If you in currently experiencing a behavioral health crisis, you are not alone. Call the Colorado Crisis Hotline 24/7 for free, confidential help at 1-844-493-8255 or Text “TALK” to 38255.

If you are looking for services or are simply interested in taking care of your well being, please review the information provided below. If you need help locating services in your area, please feel free to contact CBHC by emailing Natalie Strom at nstrom@cbhc.org.

Overview of BIPOC Mental Health Month from Mental Health America

Resources from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Resources from the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Resources for the Black Community

Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community

Resources for the LatinX Community

Resources for the Indigenous Community

Resources for the Asian Community

Resources for the Immigrant Community