1st Annual REC-Amend Symposium: Accessible BIPOC Mental Health Services
Mental health affects us all, yet BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) remain vulnerable to mental health issues and face systemic barriers to resource access.
This symposium will be an open discussion on mental health realities of marginalized communities with our panelists who specialize in BIPOC mental health. The panel and audience will share their thoughts on:
- How do racism, ableism, sexism, classism, and other forms of systemic oppression affect the mental health of BIPOC?
- Why are BIPOC most vulnerable to mental health issues and yet, face challenges when accessing appropriate resources due to systemic barriers?
- How do we address these barriers in order to increase marginalized people's access to mental health services?
Reception to follow. Venue is wheelchair accessible.
Thank you to the sponsors of this symposium: Massey College, Hart House Good Ideas Fund, Equity Ideas Fund, Faculty of Social Work and OPIRG Toronto.
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