Mental Health Works joins Canadians across the country to honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present, for Black History Month in February.
While Black History Month is a time to learn about the many important contributions of African, Caribbean, and addictions support.
According to the Black Health Alliance website:
- Black Ontarians of Caribbean descent experience 2 times the delay in accessing evidence-based services than individuals of white European descent
- Black Ontarians experience higher rates of restraint and addictions system
- People of Caribbean, East and West African origin in Ontario are at a 60 per cent increased risk of psychosis
Currently, there is limited research on how stigma affects mental health within the Black community and in silence.
Interested in learning more for #BlackHistoryMonth? Check out these provincial organizations: http://bit.ly/3cm16Ts
Mental Health Works is a nationwide social enterprise of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division. It provides capacity-building workshops, presentations and solutions-focused.