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During Minority Mental Health Month, NAMI is raising awareness about mental health care in underrepresented communities. As part of this initiative, three new installments in NAMI’s “Strength Over Silence” video series have been released.
This ongoing docuseries highlights perspectives on mental health across backgrounds, cultures and communities. Now more than ever, we need to stand together to show that no one is alone and that everyone deserves to get the help and support they need.
The three latest episodes feature personal stories of courage, culture and community:
Poojah Mehta is a graduate student at Columbia University and a rising leader in the Asian American/Pacific Islander mental health community who shares her story to help amplify the voices of people who are underrepresented in their communities.
Rosemary Ketchum, the first-ever politically elected trans woman in West Virginia, runs the NAMI Wheeling West Virginia drop-in center. She shares her family experience with mental illness and addiction to address the need for LGBTIQ+ to have a voice in the mental health movement.
Yulanda Ming Blackston, the wife and daughter of pastors, shares her story of living with mental illness as a black woman in a strong faith community and the importance her faith has had in her life.