Community News events In Ottawa Mental Health Month

“Breaking the Silence” On Mental Illness in the Black Community

Depression, anxiety and other disorders become challenging and difficult for Black people to deal with, not forgetting the significant roles race and racism play in contributing to an increase in our vulnerability to mental health distress and reluctance to seek treatment. This discussion will address all these critical issues.

Moderator

Suzanne Obiorah – Director for Gender and Race Equity, Inclusion, Indigenous Relations, and Social Development, City of Ottawa

Panelists:

Marie Philippe Remy – Founder, Fabiola’s Addiction and Mental Health Awareness and Support (FAMHAS) Foundation
Warren Clarke – Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, Carleton University
Kahmaria Pingue – SNAP Child & Family Worker
Dr.Helen Ofosu – HR Consultant & Career Coach

For full details visit event page at Ottawa Black Film Festival