#NoShameDay Promotes Mental Health Awareness in the Black Community

For Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, mental health advocate Bassey Ikpi and The Siwe Project created #NoShameDay as an opportunity for people of color to rally around mental health care.

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was created by author Bebe Moore Campbell. In 2008, the US House of Representatives proclaimed July as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month as a way to improve public awareness about mental health treatment and services.

#NoShameDay and the Siwe Project aim to "widen the public dialogue regarding the lived experiences of people of African Descent with mental illness," through the sharing of stories via social media.

Use the hashtags #NoShameDay and #NoShame to join the conversation.