Join us as we honor and recognize Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month this July. Bebe Moore Campbell was committed to creating safe spaces for people in communities of color to connect with others who share similar experiences and cultural backgrounds. NAMI’s #ShadesofMentalHealth campaign recognizes and celebrates the rich diversity and uniqueness within the mental health community. It encourages inclusivity, empathy and understanding while striving for more equitable and culturally competent approaches to mental health support and care. Resources are available at

Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is also known as BIPOC Mental Health Month, where BIPOC refers to black, indigenous and other people of color. For more information about identity and cultural dimensions, including information and resources specifically for Asian-American and Pacific Islander, Black/African- American, Hispanic/Latinx, Indigenous, LGBTQI, and people with disabilities, go to For helpful tips on finding a culturally competent provider, go to For additional resources, see, pages 3-5.

NAMI Main Line Support Groups Meeting Next Week

Our Havertown NAMI Family Support Group will meet on Tuesday, July 18, from 7-8:30 p.m. In this support group, families join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom. For more information, please contact Nora at

Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness on meets on Tuesday evenings. This group will have in-person meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and Zoom Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month.  Please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860 for more information.

Our Parent Peer Support Group for parents with a middle school through young adult child meets weekly on Wednesday evenings via Zoom. If you are interested in joining this support group, please email Nancy.

Other Upcoming Events

Mental Health Partnerships will be offering their Parenting Plus Program beginning on Wednesday, July 19. The Parenting Plus Program is an evidence-based program consisting of 12 sessions in caregiving education. Topics include boundary setting, parenting styles, understanding the ages and stages of development and managing anger. For more information, please contact Victoria Moon, Learning and Development Specialist, at 267-997-5167 or

Registration is open for NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s second annual Black Mental Health Summit on Wednesday, July 19, from 12-4 p.m. at Hosanna House in Wilkinsburg. For Black Americans, historical trauma, discrimination, community violence, and economic insecurity all impact mental health. The summit addresses the unique challenges that members of Pittsburgh’s Black community are facing, how stigma can be a barrier to seeking treatment, and the obstacles experienced when getting help. This year’s summit will feature a keynote presentation, personal stories, a panel discussion, and networking opportunities. Lunch will be served.  Registration is free and required to attend. Click here for more information and to register.

The Pennsylvania Care Partnership will host a webinar, “Intergenerational Caregiving Across Pennsylvania” on July 20, at 2:30 p.m. This webinar will provide valuable insights for individuals of all backgrounds, regardless of whether or not you have personal caregiving experience. The purpose of this webinar is to shed light on the crucial role of intergenerational caregiving within the state of Pennsylvania. Additionally, as July is recognized as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, we aim to explore the intersection of mental health concerns among BIPOC and underrepresented communities in the context of youth and intergenerational caregiving. This webinar promises to be an engaging and informative event for anyone interested in caregiving, mental health, and the diverse experiences of our communities. We are excited to see you and to have you participate in this critical discussion. Remember, mental health is vital to overall well-being, and we must support communities to reach their goals. By spreading awareness and fostering supportive environments, we can collectively promote positive mental health for all. Click here to register.

The Pennsylvania Care Partnership is hosting “Back to School! What do we need to know?” on Tuesday, August 8, from noon – 1:30 p.m. This webinar is for all caregivers, including educators, families, guardians, foster parents, other people raising children, and those who support children of all ages from pre-school to high school graduation. Beth-Ann McConnell, a mom, a school social worker, and a lover of resources, will talk to participants about how to prepare themselves and their children for their coming school year with consideration for their future. Participants will walk away with resources to help you address your children’s educational, health, and emotional needs. The resources provided will be helpful to people in all areas of Pennsylvania. Click here for more information and to register.

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