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My name is Ashley Smith and I am a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS), health blogger, mental health advocate, speaker, and non-fiction author. To contact me go to the "contact" page. Thank you for visiting my blog!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month (July)


According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) the US House of Representatives assigned the month of July as: Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in honor of Ms. Campbell and the way she reached out to miniorities with mental illness. Ms. Campbell was an author and advocate for diverse populations with mental health concerns. In fact, NAMI gave her the 2003 Outstanding Media Award for her book, Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry. Campbell passed away in November 2006.

Check out a new support group, Embracing My Mind, and also NAMI and Schizophrenia Society of Novia Scotia (Canada).

1 comment:

Lady_Amanda said...

Awesome. Thanks for telling us about Ms. Campbell. I may even look for her book as I hold a degree in Lit. I LOVE to read! Although, it sounds to me like it's meant for little kids.
Thanks,
LA