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According to a recent study, of adults with mental health conditions, 48% of white people received mental health services compared to 31% of Black people and 22% of Asian people. Latinx folks and other communities of color also experience similar disparities. As July is BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, we want to delve into some reasons behind these startling disparities.

Welcome to the Shelf Care reading list by The Blue Bench! Every month, we curate a reading list of books showcasing powerful voices and talented storytelling. These books delve into topics related to sexual assault, identity, trauma, healing, hope, community, and resilience.

The books highlighted in this month’s list are about BIPOC Mental Health in recognition of BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month. [TW/CW: These books may contain topics related to sexual assault, domestic violence, drug use, racism, violence, eating disorders, and other topics that may be triggering]

We are adding a special book every month, a banned book of the month. Books depicting sexual violence often get placed on banned book lists. We believe that silencing authors who’ve written about sexual violence perpetuates stigmas around the issue.

June was Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month, and today we’re looking into how toxic masculinity is harmful for men’s physical and mental health, and the role it plays in the issue of sexual violence.

Welcome to the Shelf Care reading list by The Blue Bench! Every month, we curate a reading list of books showcasing powerful voices and talented storytelling. These books delve into topics related to sexual assault, identity, trauma, healing, hope, community, and resilience.

The books highlighted in this month’s list are by authors who identify as LGBTQ+ in recognition of Pride Month. [TW/CW: These books may contain topics related to sexual assault, domestic violence, drug use, racism, violence, and other topics that may be triggering]

We are adding a special book every month, a banned book of the month. Books depicting sexual violence often get placed on banned book lists. We believe that silencing authors who’ve written about sexual violence perpetuates stigmas around the issue.

Welcome to the Shelf Care reading list by The Blue Bench! Every month, we curate a reading list of books showcasing powerful voices and talented storytelling. These books delve into topics related to sexual assault, identity, trauma, healing, hope, community, and resilience.

The books highlighted in this month’s list are by Asian American authors in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. [TW/CW: These books may contain topics related to sexual assault, domestic violence, drug use, racism, violence, and other topics that may be triggering]

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