BMHConversations are informative content derived from interviewing community members from varying intersections, who advocate for mental health from different expertise levels.  BMHConversations allow us to connect leaders, practitioners,  organizations, and other members in the Black community with each other in a genuine, and vulnerable setting that destigmatizes mental health and encourages healing.

BMHConversations – Episode 2: February 11th, 2022 BMHConversation with Shimmon Hutchinson on intergenerational trauma, its impacts on identity and culture, and interdependent self-care in the context of collective care.

Shimmon Hutchinson is a graduate of the Social Service Program at Dawson College, and of the Social Work Program at McGill University. His work with adults in all age ranges, children, and families spans various community programs, schools, and public systems.  

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BMHConversations – Episode 1: December 12th, 2020 BMHConversation with Myrlie Marcelin on mental health during COVID in the Black community.

Myrlie Marcelin is a counselor, social worker, activist, and researcher. Myrlie approaches counseling with an anti-oppressive and collaborative lens that recognizes the place of structural oppression in mental health. A link to Myrlie’s compiled list of affordable therapy resources can be found here.

Click to watch Episode 1 of BMHConversations.