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4 ways to get involved during National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

4 ways to get involved during National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

We celebrate National Minority Mental Health Awareness month here at InSync PLUS to foster greater understanding, acceptance, and support for mental health within diverse communities. Check out 4 ways to get involved and continue to make a difference!

Read books about Mental Health 

  • Best for people battling trauma: The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
  • Best for anxiety: Hope and Help for Your Nerves: End Anxiety Now by Claire Weekes
  • Best for understanding a therapist’s perspective: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
  • Best for battling burnout: Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Amelia Nagoski 
  • Best for healing from emotional pain: Emotional First Aid by Guy Winch
  • Best for highly sensitive people: The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You By Elaine Aron
  • Best for practicing self-love: Loving Bravely by Alexandra H. Solomon
  • Best for finding order in life: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Sean Covey

Support and donate to a Mental Health organization 
Gyrl Wonder focuses on addressing the unique challenges and barriers that young women and girls of color may face in various areas of life, including education, career, personal development, and mental health and self-care. Gyrl Wonder’s Wholistically Me Mental Health Initiative serves as a resource hub and partnership with Black therapists providing mental health services at a discounted rate. This initiative aims to provide support and address mental health challenges and stigmas in the gyrl community. 

Mental Health America provides a wide range of resources, including information on mental health conditions, treatment options, and support services. They also conduct public awareness campaigns and programs aimed at reducing stigma surrounding mental illness and encourage open conversations about mental health.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) focuses on raising awareness about mental health conditions, reducing stigma, and improving the quality of life for those living with mental illnesses. They offer a wide range of programs and services, including support groups, educational classes, helplines, and online resources. The organization is also actively involved in advocating for better mental health policies and legislation at the state and federal levels. 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention focuses on raising awareness about suicide, and provides a range of support programs for individuals who have lost loved ones to suicide and for those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts themselves. This includes support groups, online forums, and resources to help survivors cope and heal.

The Trevor Project’s involvement in mental health is multi-faceted, encompassing crisis intervention, support, advocacy, research, and community-building efforts, all geared towards providing critical mental health resources and services to LGBTQ youth in need. Their work has been instrumental in promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention within the LGBTQ community and beyond.

Active Minds primary mission is to empower students to speak openly about mental health, encourage help-seeking behaviors, and create a supportive campus culture that prioritizes mental well-being. They achieve this through various programs, initiatives, and chapters on college campuses across the country.

Heads Up Guys objective is to address the stigma surrounding mental health issues among men and encourage open conversations about mental well-being. It recognizes that societal expectations and stereotypes often discourage men from seeking help for mental health concerns, leading to underreporting and untreated mental illnesses. The initiative also emphasizes the importance of social connections and encourages men to reach out to friends, family, or professionals for help when needed. It provides strategies for coping with stress, improving mental resilience, and fostering overall well-being.

Take an online mental health screening 
Online Mental Health screening – option 1

Online Mental Health screening – option 2

Online Mental Health screening – option 3

Share resources with others
Emergency Medical Services

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
‍1-800-273-TALK (8255)
or live online chat

Crisis Text Line
Text CRISIS to 741-741

Help For Depression, Anxiety, & Bipolar Disorders
To Write Love on Her Arms

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Be thoughtful about the information you share online and check on your family and friends.