In honor and recognition of
“Race, redemption and healing – that’s my thing.”
Bebe Moore Campbell
In honor and recognition of Black History Month, MHA Ulster would like to bring special attention to Bebe Moore Campbell a mental health advocate who worked tirelessly to bring to light the mental health needs of the black community and other underrepresented communities.
As an author, journalist, teacher and mental health advocate she brought “awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face regarding mental illness in the US.” She founded NAMI-Inglewood in a predominantly Black neighborhood to create a space that was safe for Black people to talk about mental health concerns. On June 2, 2008, Congress formally recognized Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.
We, at MHA, say thank you! We stand on her shoulders and work hard to continue to build upon her amazing trailblazing legacy – educating and advocating for stigma reduction and increased services to the black community and all underrepresented communities.