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Minority Mental Health

Mental Health America understands that mental health issues may need to be addressed with a unique lens when working with individuals and families with diverse values, beliefs, and sexual orientations, in addition to backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity, religion, and language. That's why we've put together the information below to help various communities:

  • understand the basics about mental health issues among different minority groups;
  • understand policy issues and positions relevant to minority populations; and 
  • access materials in Spanish.

General Information

Infographic about Minority Mental Health 

Policy Issue: Health Care Disparities Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations

Stories of Individuals Living with Mental Health Conditions

The Greatest Gift My Parents Gave Me 
By Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS, Founder and President of ASHA International

Minority Mental Health is #NotACharacterFlaw
By Jean-Phillipe Regis, Manager, Children, Youth and Families, Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Road to Wellness: An African American Female’s Journey
By Lauren Carson, Founder of Black Girls Smile Inc. 

The Power of Spoken Word 
By Marcel “Fable The Poet” Price

Honoring Black History While Honoring Mental Health
By Minaa B., Respect Your Struggle

Black and African American Communities

An Overview of Mental Health Issues in Black and African American Communities

Black and African American Pioneers in Mental Health

Bipolar Disorder and African Americans

Depression and African Americans

Latino/Hispanic Communities

An Overview of Mental Health Issues in Latino/Hispanic Communities 

En Espanol:

Asian American/Pacific Islander Communities

An Overview of Mental Health Issues in Asian America/Pacific Islander Communities

Native American Communities

An Overview of Mental Health Issues in Native American Communities

LGBTQ Communities

An Overview of Mental Health Issues in the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Community

Bullying and LGBT Youth


Minority mental health materials developed in 2016 were created with support from:



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