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“Shame and Aberoo: Understanding mental health stigma in the Middle Eastern community,” Refugee Mental Health Project

Online
December 6, 2017

1:00-2:00 p.m. EST

As within any society, stigma toward mental illness exists in many Middle Eastern communities. In Middle Eastern communities, however, the concept of "aberoo" goes beyond stigma; it is a broader and more complex concept that includes the notion of self and a way of thinking that can profoundly affect one’s life. Aberoo can act as a barrier, preventing people from coming forward or accessing the mental health services they need.

The webinar will focus on how individuals from Middle Eastern and Farsi-speaking communities may deal with mental health issues and how service providers can help in de-stigmatizing.

Presenter: Poran Poregbal, MA, RSW, RCC, group therapist, Cross Cultural Clinic, Vancouver General Hospital

To register, please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HBVHCY9 OR visit our webinars page at: https://www.porticonetwork.ca/web/rmhp/webinars/upcoming

About the Refugee Mental Health Project

The Refugee Mental Health Project (https://www.porticonetwork.ca/web/rmhp) is an initiative coordinated from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH, http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/Pages/home.aspx) that aims to build settlement, social and health service providers' knowledge and skills regarding refugee mental health. The project also promotes inter-sector and inter-professional collaboration by developing networks and providing resources relevant to refugee mental health.