July is formally recognized as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month on June 2, 2008, by a bipartisan and bicameral Congress. As we seek to provide education and tools for the overall betterment of BIPOC mental health, we must not ignore how and where this started: in the hands of a woman wanting a better experience for her child living with mental illness. July would not be dedicated to the mental health and well-being of individuals and communities of color if it were not for the tireless work of Bebe, her loved ones, and other mental health advocates who took on this work after she passed away in 2006.
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