BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) Mental Health Month shines a light on the unique behavioral health concerns of the BIPOC community. Each person's background shapes the way in which they experience the world. This has lasting effects on mental health concerns, especially for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC).

BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month and Suicide Prevention

Significant increases of suicide among Black youth aged 10–24 years and across multiple racial and ethnic populations aged 25–44 years raise particular concern ( July is BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Mental Health Awareness Month. It was created to bring awareness to the unique needs BIPOC communities experience.

While anyone can experience suicide risk, some groups also experience suicide health disparities. Know the risk factors, and how to access support and care options. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, help is available. Dial or text 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or dial 911 in life threatening situations.


NAMI HelpLine: call 800-950-NAMI (6264) (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.– 10 p.m., ET)

Crisis Text Line: text PA to 741741 (free, 24/7 crisis support)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988

Mental Health America (download the toolkit)