“While everyone – all colors – everyone is affected by stigma – no one wants to say ‘I’m not in control of my mind.’
“No one wants to say, ‘The person I love is not in control of [their] mind.’
“But people of color really don’t want to say it because we already feel stigmatized by virtue of skin color or eye shape or accent and we don’t want any more reasons for anyone to say, ‘You’re not good enough.’”
- Bebe Moore Campbell
July is BIPOC Mental Health Month, which has been established to highlight the unique mental health challenges and needs of historically disenfranchised or oppressed racial and ethnic groups in the US. Black and Indigenous people and other people of color (BIPOC) experience a broad spectrum of ongoing discrimination, oppression, and inequity rooted in America’s colonialist history. These experiences perpetuate collective and individual trauma in those communities.
Find out about Bebe Moore Campbell HERE.
Learn more about BIPOC Mental Health Month HERE.
Find a list of BIPOC resources HERE.