Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Improving the mental health of those in minority communities
CMs Michael Brown, David Catania and Harry Thomas, Jr. are sponsoring a press conference and Mental Health Awareness Information Fair on July 14 to focus on the "mental health crisis in minority communities, to raise awareness about the disease, to erase the stigma, to promote access to treatment and research as well as to encourage screening and support for families of those who suffer from the illness." (CM Brown press release, July 13) The CMs are working with local nonprofits including Hillcrest Children’s Center, DC Mental Health Association, and NAMI Washington, DC. Activity is not limited to the July 14 events; more are listed here.