July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. At 1-800 Contacts, we’re committed to removing stigma from mental illness and helping support our associates and their families in all aspects of their wellness.

Mental resources and support are also of great need in our minority communities as many face different barriers when accessing resources and treatment, including lack of insurance, lack of diversity among mental health care providers, lack of culturally competent providers, and distrust in the health care system.

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In our continued efforts to support mental health and equality we’ll be contributing to The Loveland Foundation which focuses on mental health therapy and resources for Black women and girls. The Loveland Foundation was established in 2018 by Rachel Cargle and has since provided over 2,500 hours of therapy across the country. Their resources and initiatives prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing.

We're excited to donate to The Loveland Foundation to support their cause and better help minority groups. Join us by making your own donation or championing the cause here.

70% of Black mothers don't have access to paid leave,

despite 80% of them being the main breadwinner for their family.

According to the US HHS Office of Minority Health report Black/African Americans living below the poverty line

are 3x more likely to report serious psychological distress than those living above poverty.

The Loveland Foundation is committed to investing in the healing of Black women and girls during this difficult time. Below is a list of more resources to learn about minority mental health.

Podcasts

therapy
her_space
black girls heal
between sessions
celeste
latinx

Books

woman of color
guide
small doses
color
latina health
truth

Instagram

loveland
nap ministry
journey
brown girl
heal hous
om

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