Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and the Boris L. Henson Foundation
This July marks Minority Mental Health Month, and now more than ever, knowing that minority communities are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re using our platform to spread awareness, share educational tools, and show support. PRMS is proud to announce our donation this month to the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in an effort to support this cause.
Actress Taraji P. Henson started the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in 2018 in honor of her father, Boris L. Henson, who battled with mental health after serving in the Vietnam War. The Foundation’s mission focuses on providing mental health care support and “eradicating the stigma around mental health issues in African American communities.”*
To provide much needed support during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation created the Virtual Therapy Campaign, which “covers the cost for virtual or tele-therapy services by licensed, culturally competent clinicians”* for people who have been affected by the health crisis. Learn more about the foundation’s mission and its free support campaign on the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation website. Recognizing the mental health effects of COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement, we are honored to highlight and support the efforts of this organization.
In 2008, the United States House of Representatives proclaimed July to be the Minority Mental Health Month in honor of Bebe Moore Campbell, an “author, advocate, co-founder of NAMI Urban Los Angeles, and national spokesperson” (per the NAMI website). Access graphics and images, download resources, and learn how to get involved with #MinorityMentalHealth here via NAMI’s website.
To learn more about the superior psychiatry-specific insurance program and comprehensive services offered by PRMS, click here.
Authored by PRMS.
*Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation website