Sisters in the Struggle: the origin of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month | NAMICA

“Sisters in the Struggle”
Nancy Carter tells her personal story and details her work alongside friend and colleague, Bebe Moore Campbell.
Nancy Carter story Sisters in the Struggle
Nancy Carter tells us about her work alongside Bebe Moore Campbell spearheading NAMI Urban Los Angeles to reach communities of color, the origins of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, and her personal mental health journey going from family member to accomplished advocate to the sudden but enlightening perspective of newly diagnosed peer.
Educate. Engage. Empower.
NAMI California is committed to addressing barriers to accessing mental health care in underserved communities. We work in partnership with diverse communities to provide mental health education and peer support that is culturally relevant and appropriate. We advocate for policy change to increase access to mental health care and end the stigma surrounding mental illness
In honor of our local NAMI affiliates’ efforts, we will be providing you all with weekly updates on Bebe Moore Campbell NMMHAM events being put together by affiliates. Please contact Shireen@namica.orgif your affiliate has one that you would like featured! We will also be featuring filmed personal stories of recovery and hope by fellow community members of color across the state for our Bebe Moore Campbell video series. Join us by following and sharing our blog to bring awareness to the mental health needs and stories of underrepresented communities.

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