Building Bridges for Inclusive Care is an initiative being implemented by the Peel Service Collaborative which has dedicated itself to building bridges between the formal and informal (e.g. faith-based) mental health and addiction support systems in Peel. The Peel region has one of the highest religious affiliation rates in the Greater Toronto area and for many believers, their […]
https://vimeo.com/98659677 “We are all embedded in cultural processes and practices… we have a lot of assumptions and orientations that are cultural themselves these are not always shared with the people we work with.” Joseph P. Gone, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology (Clinical Area) and American Culture (Native American Studies) at the University of Michigan in […]
http://vimeo.com/93411749 Dr. Yasser Ad-Dab’bagh discusses the Arabic version of MedEd, a booklet which helps teenagers with mental health issues to understand their medication and its side effects and to help them track their side effects, symptoms and changing dosage.
Dr. Sadeq Rahimi provides a review of Saskatchewan’s state of legal policy and strategies. He concludes that given the rapid pace of migration-induced demographic changes in Saskatchewan, there is an urgent need for government policies that address mental health requirements of a culturally diverse population. He states that there is an absence of cultural awareness […]
VIDEO “It’s not only about the migrants, it’s about the migrants and us as a majority… just like in a couple we’re part of the equation.” Cécile Rousseau, Director of the Transcultural Child Psychiatry Clinic at the Montreal Children’s Hospital proposes a widening of focus when we think of immigrants and mental health to include […]
Dr. Laurence Kirmayer was interviewed by Dr. Sofie Bäärnhielm, Director, Transkulturellt Centrum, Stockholms läns landsting, Stockholm February 2012. Background Reading: Adeponle, A. B., Thombs, B. D., Groleau, D., Jarvis, E., & Kirmayer, L. J. (2012). Using the cultural formulation to resolve uncertainty in diagnoses of psychosis among ethnoculturally diverse patients. Psychiatric Services, 63(2), 147-153. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201100280 […]