On March 1, CMHA Ottawa joins organizations across Ontario in recognizing Black Mental Health Day. This annual event aims to recognize the ongoing impact on mental health that results from staying silent on issues of anti-Black racism in public services and raise awareness of the specific mental health needs of Black communities across Ontario.
Per Bill 178, Black Mental Health Day Act, 2020: “There is a need to deliver mental health services using anti-oppression frameworks that recognize the long-standing and enduring impact of anti-Black racism on Black Ontarians. Taking this important step will lead healthcare professionals to work collectively to ensure that Black Ontarians can access pathways to allow them to live healthy lives.”
Want to learn more about Bill 178 and Black Mental Health Day? Visit the Legislative Assembly of Ontario website: http://bit.ly/3kpe3hg