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July is BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month

July is BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month — an important time to center the mental health and lived experiences of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) LGBTQ+ young people. Of course, one month of recognition will never be enough. For decades, BIPOC communities have faced systemic inequalities, structural racism, discrimination, and social injustices — all of which have profound impacts on mental health and livelihood. Injustice is a heavy and unnecessary burden to bear.

This BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, it is essential to highlight the disparities that exist in access to mental health services among BIPOC communities. Research from our 2024 U.S. National Survey shows that Black and Latinx LGBTQ+ young people had higher rates of considering or attempting suicide in the last year than their white peers. That’s why we must continue to advocate for equitable resources and destigmatize both asking for and receiving help.

As we also recognize Disability Pride Month this July, we uplift BIPOC folks with disabilities living beautiful, full lives — and acknowledge the additional barriers faced by folks with layers of marginalization.

To help further these conversations and continue breaking down boundaries to mental health care, we wanted to provide a few

resources that cater specifically to the needs of BIPOC and queer and trans BIPOC folks:

  •  The LoveLand Foundation

  •  National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

  •  Therapy for Latinx

  •  Therapy for Queer People of Color

  •  Black Trans Men, Inc.

  •  Trans Lifeline

  •  Black Line


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