July is nationally recognized as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month (also referred to as BIPOC Mental Health Month) and was created to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the U.S.
While BIPOC mental health is nationally recognized in July of each year, it’s important that we keep these needs at the forefront of our minds when serving NICU parents and NICU-graduate parents year-round. The following is a list of resources and articles from both Hand to Hold and Mental Health America to highlight the importance of mental health care for underrepresented groups, the barriers they face, and how we can ensure all NICU families feel safe and cared for.
BIPOC Mental Health Resources from Mental Health America
Virtual Support Group for Black Families and for Spanish-speaking families
Hand to Hold Counseling Services
Black NICU Moms: Honoring the Past and Strengthening the Future
Beyond the NICU episode 14: The Risk of PPD for Black Mothers
Mental Health in the NICU: Barriers to Treatment & the Effect on the Whole Family
The Breastfeeding Support Black Moms Need
The Importance of Prenatal Breastfeeding Support for Black Moms
Addressing Unconscious Bias in the NICU
Here’s the Truth About Postpartum Depression
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