Tag Archives: Mental Illness

The Effects of Stigma on Accessing Mental Health Care

There are many perks to living in a city like Toronto, a drive down to Young and Dundas for shopping and a movie, a few blocks up to Young and Bloor for some delicious Shawarma, or Front and Jarvis St. for some grocery shopping at St. Lawrence Market. I feel confident in saying that you can find practically anything in this city. Continue reading The Effects of Stigma on Accessing Mental Health Care

Advertisements

“This country is totally different”: Addressing Mental Health Issues for Bangladeshi Immigrants  

Like in all communities, mental illness is an uncomfortable topic to talk about for Bangladeshis. There is a predominant belief that mental illness doesn’t touch us.  We look at the outside community and say mental illness is something that affects them, not us.

I think we need to reconsider this notion. According to a national survey carried out in Bangladesh, it’s estimated that about 16% of the population is affected by mental health problems. This is not very different from the 1 in 5 Canadians statistic we often hear about for mental illness.

Canada Fact Bangleshi Fact

Continue reading “This country is totally different”: Addressing Mental Health Issues for Bangladeshi Immigrants