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Minority Mental Health Awareness

Minority Mental Health Awareness

Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic  

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. It is a chance to shine a light on minority mental health and minority mental health care. It is important to understand and work to improve access to high-quality mental health services for minority groups.

What is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month? Minority Mental Health Awareness Month promotes education and discussion about mental health among racial and ethnic minority groups. Anyone can experience mental illness, regardless of their background. However, minority populations are less likely to receive quality mental health care. This month is a chance to improve awareness of mental health inequalities like this.

Why is it Important? Research has shown that minorities:

  • are less likely to receive mental illness diagnosis
  • are less likely to receive mental illness treatment
  • have less access to mental health services
  • often receive a poorer quality of mental health care

Improving access to high-quality mental health care can help ensure people get the help they need. It can also help break down social stigmas around receiving mental health care.

Minorities are also at a higher risk for serious complications from COVID-19 and other health issues. Many people are experiencing sadness, stress and difficulty coping with the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Learn more about Minority Mental Health Awareness Month HERE.

How Chapa-De Can Help

Chapa-De is committed to providing quality, compassionate care to all patients. We currently offer some in-person care but most behavioral health services are provided through telehealth visits for now. That means patients can access care from home or their preferred location. Telehealth visits reduce the need to arrange transportation or childcare for appointments. They also promote social distancing during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

We have a team of providers who want to help you meet your goals for mental and emotional health. Our providers usually see their patients once a month. Services offered include:

  • Counseling/Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatry Services
  • Medication Assisted Treatment for people with Substance Use Disorders
  • Brief interventions for patients who may be having difficulty managing or coping with newly diagnosed or chronic health conditions

Services can include treatment for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Instability
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Child Behavioral and Emotional Problems
  • Domestic Violence
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement

Learn more about behavioral health services at Chapa-De HERE.

For more information, call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at chapa-de.org.



Chapa-De provides medical care, dental care, optometry, behavioral health, pharmacy services and much more.

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