#BMHM: Black Mental Health Matters

The month of May is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth in the United States. I saw the above graphic circulating on Facebook and instantly loved it. When I first read the words, I knew it was a declaration against the fact that black folk usually aren’t included in larger media representations, the allocation of resources, and most dialogues concerning mental health. Originally, I was just going to repost it on Instagram with a simple, yet supportive caption. But the words struck me deeper than I initially understood.