California State Senate Passes NAMI California Sponsored Resolution

Measure Establishes July as Bebe Moore Campbell Minority Mental Health Month – Raising Awareness of Communities of Color

On August 18, the California State Senate passed the NAMI California sponsored resolution recognizing July as Bebe Moore Campbell Minority Mental Health Month. Following the 2008 proclamation from the United States House of Representatives, National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was created to raise awareness about severe mental illness in diverse communities of color, while highlighting avenues for wellness and recovery.

The legislation, ACR 163, authored by California State Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, recognizes July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in State of California. Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas is the Chair of the newly established Assembly Select Committee on Mental and Behavioral Health. Senator Jim Beall presented the legislation in the Senate, which passed it with a 36-0 vote.