Mental Health Matters – Students and Stigma
Date: March 4th, 2023
Time: 1pm (EST)
Post-secondary students are going through a mental health crisis – a study published by the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations in 2020 found a staggering 3/4 students reported experiencing negative mental health during their studies during the 2021-2022 school year. For African, Caribbean or Black (ACB) students, the added stress of racism, financial worries, and the pressure to overachieve puts them at a higher chance of developing a mental health condition – the pandemic and the constant media coverage of and string of racial injustices only increases this likelihood.
However, students appear reluctant to seek help and access mental health services due to stigma associated with mental health issues.
Join us for Ottawa Black Mental Health Coalition’s Black Mental Health Week 2023 as we discuss how mental health myths & stigma impact Black students and how the lack of accessible or adequate mental health support has led to a student mental health crisis.
This discussion will be online. Registered participants will receive a zoom link
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