Discover NIMH: Minority Mental Health Month

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Discover NIMH is a newsletter from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to help community advocates and health professionals raise awareness about mental disorders and the importance of mental health research. Find free education and outreach materials in this newsletter and on our Education and Awareness portal to share with your community. We encourage you to use the hashtag #shareNIMH to connect with people and organizations with similar goals. 


July is Minority Mental Health Month 

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports that racial and ethnic minority groups in the U.S. have less access to mental health services and are more likely to receive lower-quality care. Poor mental health care access and quality of care contribute to worse mental health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority populations.

Use the social media message below to help educate your community about the importance of improving access to mental health care for racial, ethnic, and other minority populations.  

Mental disorders do not discriminate. During National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, take control of your mental health and learn the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatments for various mental disorders: #NMMHM #shareNIMH

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Información en español sobre la salud mental

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NIMH has launched Información en español sobre la salud mental. This page contains links to NIMH resources in Spanish. It also includes links to health-related resources in Spanish from other trusted sources. 

Spanish Language Brochures

NIMH offers basic information on mental disorders and related topics in Spanish for patients and their families, health professionals, and the public. Higher quantities of printed materials are available and can be ordered free of charge at

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Este folleto ofrece información sobre la depresión, incluyendo los diferentes tipos de depresión, los signos y los síntomas, cómo se diagnostica, las opciones de tratamiento y dónde encontrar ayuda para quien lo necesite.

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La esquizofrenia

Este folleto ofrece información sobre la esquizofrenia, incluidos los síntomas, las causas, las opciones de tratamiento y cómo encontrar ayuda para usted o un ser querido.

Spanish Language Shareable Resources

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El NIMH también ofrece imágenes digitales para compartir, folletos y hojas informativas en español.

NIMH offers Spanish-language digital shareables, brochures, and fact sheets.


Stand Up to Stress! Coloring and Activity Book

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Stand Up to Stress! is a free coloring and activity book for kids ages 8-12. 

Did you know that connecting with friends and family is one great way to cope with stress?

This free, printable coloring and activity book teaches children about stress and anxiety and offers tips for coping in a healthy way.

Download and print the PDF version today.

NIMH-Funded Researcher Dr. Barbara Rothbaum Discusses Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Watch NIMH-funded researcher Barbara Rothbaum, Ph.D., ABPP, discuss PTSD signs, symptoms, and treatments, as well as the latest research on PTSD. Dr. Rothbaum also discusses some of the challenges that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has presented for individuals living with PTSD and other mental illnesses.


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