In May of 2008, the US House of Representatives announce July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.
The resolution was sponsored by Rep. Albert Wynn [D-MD] and cosponsored by a large bipartisan group to achieve two goals:
Improve access to mental health treatment and services and promote public awareness of mental illness.
Name a month as the Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month to enhance public awareness of mental illness and mental illness among minorities.
Bebe Moore Campbell was an author, advocate, co-founder of NAMI Urban Los Angeles and national spokesperson, who passed away in November 2006.
Her legacy lives on each year in July and Coach Debbie honors her and the purpose of this month by utilizing social media to increase the reach of mental health awareness in diverse communities. This year, Debbie is hosting several Twitter Chats and a Mental Health Masterclass.
July 6, 2017 “Personal Experiences” Revealed 8:30- 9:30 pm Twitter Chat | Follow @dmempowers | Use #Mindset
July 13, 2017 “Maternal Mental Health” Lunch & Learn Twitter Chat @dmempowers | #Mindset | 12:30-1:30 pm
July 20, 2017 “Multicultural Myths” Lunch & Learn
Twitter Chat @dmempowers | #Mindset | 12:30-1:30 pm
July 24, 2017 Mental Health Masterclass @ Urban League of Palm Beach County | 6:30- 8:30 pm
July 30, 2017 “Fearless Faith: Body, Mind, & Spirit”
Twitter Chat @dmempowers | #Mindset | 3:00- 4:00 pm
To learn more about National Minority Mental Health Month and Bebe Moore Campbell, visit www.nami.org