For Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Awareness Month in July and throughout the year, Magellan Healthcare is committed to increasing awareness about BIPOC mental health, wellness, and the importance of recognizing and addressing concerns. We encourage you to use the free resources and information on this page and share with family, friends and colleagues.
Magellan also recognizes the following behavioral health awareness observances in July:
- Make a Difference to Children Month
- Social Wellness Month
- 4th of July Drunk Driving Prevention
2021 BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month Events
Magellan Healthcare eMpowered for Learning webinar, “Equity as an expectation”
August 30, 2021, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET
Presenter: Dr. Tonicia Freeman-Foster, Ed.D, CDP, CHES®, PMP, co-founder and principal consultant at Kusudi Consulting Group, and change specialist at Change Matrix
Join us for this continuing education credits-eligible webinar with Dr. Tonicia-Freeman-Foster to explore behavioral health inequities that exist among racial, ethnic, gender, religious and other minorities in the United States, and identify strategies for fostering and sustaining equitable mental health outcomes for diverse populations in behavioral health and mental wellness services.
Magellan Healthcare webinar, Understanding and overcoming unique issues for BIPOC mental health
July 21, 2021
Presenter: Dr. Rakel Beall-Wilkins, MD, MPH, psychiatrist
Presenter: Dr. Misty Tu, MD, psychiatrist
Impacts from the pandemic have disproportionately affected BIPOC groups, leading to increased stress and mental health concerns. If you missed the live event during BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, check out the recording as our presenters share their knowledge and tips to support BIPOC mental health and answer audience questions.
Stay Home for MY LIFE virtual youth fest, BIPOC mental health matters
July 22, 2021
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Magellan Healthcare launched the Stay Home for MY LIFE virtual youth fest series, featuring inspirational speakers, uplifting entertainment, fun activities and more, for youth and young adults who have experience with mental health, substance use, juvenile justice and foster-care-related issues, as well as professionals and caregivers across the country. Access previous event recordings and register for 2021 events
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