In May of 2008 the United States House of Representatives declared July Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. The goal of this month is to raise awareness of mental health disorders and improve access to mental health treatment and services. Mental illness is a leading cause of disabilities in the United States. It affects 1 in 4 families and brings with it trying times for those suffering from the illness and those around them. Each years millions who suffer from mental illness go without treatment. This is often due to a lack of resources in their community and the stigma surrounding mental illness. To see how you can help or view the full document declaring July National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month you can visit the links below. You can also contact the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership by emailing email@example.com or by calling 218-477-2693.