Minority Mental Health is #NotACharacterFlaw

For Minority Mental Health Month, Jean-Phillipe Regis wrote an op-ed for Mental Health America detailing the disparities in mental health care in minority and marginalized communities.

In minority and marginalized communities mental health is often considered a taboo or weakness, which is one reason why July was designated Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in 2008.

Jean-Phillipe Regis, MPS is the manager of the Children, Youth & Families Program at the Human Rights Campaign--the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. In this role he primarily works on HRC's All Children - All Families project, developing resources and learning tools for child welfare agencies working to build their LGBTQ cultural competency.

Jean-Phillipe is a first-generation Haitian-American, originally from New York and resides in Washington, D.C. He holds a BA in Political Science from Adelphi University and an MPS in Political Management from George Washington University.

Read the op-ed here

Author: Jean-Phillipe Regis
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