Mental Health Works celebrates Black History Month

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:

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. 


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