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APA Celebrates Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

  • August 01, 2022
  • Diversity News and Updates

July featured a flurry of activity in celebration of the work of Bebe Moore Campbell, author and advocate for the mental health needs of underserved populations.

The second annual APA Moore Equity in Mental Health 5K raised awareness of mental health inequities facing youth of color, raising $100,000 to disperse to five APAF Moore Equity in Mental Health Community Grant recipients.

Mental Health Service Providers giving information to a community member at the APA Moore Community Mental Health Fair in partnership with Howard University Hospital
Mental Health Service Providers giving information to a community member at the APA Moore Community Mental Health Fair in partnership with Howard University Hospital

Last year’s grant awardees shared their experiences during the roundtable discussions hosted throughout the month, shedding light on mental health issues and community-based interventions to address them. Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes joined for the first roundtable, sharing her mental health challenges as a high-profile athlete.

The month also featured a community health fair in partnership with Howard University Hospital. Community partners were on site at the hospital lawn to provide mental health information and resources for the 200 attendees.

Save the Date: July 29, 2023 for the third annual APA Moore Equity in Mental Health 5K.

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