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Cultural & Linguistic Competency


National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and the month offers organizations of all types and sizes a wonderful opportunity to create mental health awareness in diverse communities. The US House of Representatives proclaimed July as this special month in 2008, aiming to improve access to mental health treatment and services through increased public awareness. Since then, many organizations have hosted a variety of events and activities in communities across the country each year. 


We are pleased to invite you to the 2020 Cultural and Linguistic Competency Virtual Symposium Together We Are One – Juntos Somos Uno to be hosted by the Philadelphia System of Care (PSoC). The Symposium will take place across three virtual sessions on:

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US)
Speaker: Edie Mannion ​
Title: Impact of Racism on Mental Health​

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US)​
Speakers: Nary Kith and Cathi Tillman​
Title: Embracing Community: Understanding Mental Health Needs for Philadelphia’s Immigrant and Refugee Communities​

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US)
Speakers: Michael Consuelos, MD MBA FAAP​Title: COVID-19 Impacts on Minority Mental Health​

Join us for a virtual symposium of networking, lively discussion, sharing, and learning best practices for creating a culture of inclusion in our city as we recognize Minority Mental Health Awareness Month!