From Where We Stand: Conversations on race and mental health

From Where We Stand: Conversations on race and mental health

This podcast highlights the experiences of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities and their impact on mental health. Launched by the Bell Let’s Talk Diversity Fund, each episode features conversations with guests from different ethnocultural communities in Canada as they share personal stories, the unique barriers they navigate on their wellness journey and the importance of finding culturally affirmative mental health care. So if you want to understand the mental health reality of BIPOC community members, whether you have experienced mental illness or not, there will be something to relate to in each episode. Hosted by IHeartRadio’s CHUM 104.5 Morning Show Co-Host Jamar McNeil, Your Morning’s Anne-Marie Mediwake and comedian and broadcaster Candy Palmater, each episode will be a safe space to unpack sensitive issues like intergenerational trauma and residential schools, anti-Black racism, first vs second-generation immigrant struggles, men’s mental health among many others. They also explore the similarities and differences between experiences lived by the various BIPOC communities, making such conversations a more inclusive space. The podcast also brings in BIPOC mental health professionals so we better understand the impact of these intersecting life experiences on mental health and the support available. "From Where We Stand: Conversations on race and mental health" is an Original Bell Let’s Talk podcast produced by iHeartRadio.


October 19, 2021 60 min

Men within the BIPOC community face unique barriers when it comes to taking care of their mental health. Whether it’s cultural stigma or orthodox definitions of masculinity, men have historically shied away from seeking help for their mental health but experiences with racism, micro-aggressions and police brutality are just some of the factors impacting BIPOC men. For example, Indigenous men have a suicide rate that is double that ...

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Hate crimes have been on the rise across Canada, with a 9% increase in anti-Muslim attacks in 2019 compared to the previous year. And with Muslim women, especially visibly Muslim women, being the target of hate, violence and discrimination, we are looking at the impacts of these traumas on the Muslim community’s mental health. In this episode we speak with author & mental health advocate Shaimaa Kraba, as she recounts being bul...

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October 6, 2021 75 min

Canada recently announced that it planned to welcome a little more than 400 thousand immigrants in 2021 to become permanent residents. But if you are racially marginalized, what is it like to start a new life in a new country? What are some of the barriers to navigate especially when it comes to taking care of mental health? In this episode you’ll hear from Arzoo Multani, a young South-Asian woman who had to deal with the racism, f...

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