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Black Canada Talking™ is a live online event that provides Black Canadians opportunity to give their takes and POVs on stories that are of importance to them.

This year, Black Mental Health Week was from March 7-11, 2022.

On the March 6, 2022 edition of Black Canada Talking™, we hosted a conversation about Black Mental Health with:

Lesline McEwan, RP, MA – The New Covenant Apostolic Church (NCAC)

Dr. Somito Ibezi, MD

Helen Ofoso, PHD – Work and Business Pyschologist

Paul Bailey – Black Health Alliance

Ronald Sharpe – Lavastream Media/Atlantic Equity and Research Alliance (AEARA)

Kadeem Veilleux-Vaillancourt –

Here the questions that the panelists answered:

Round One

– The New Covenant Apostolic Church (NCAC) is known for culturally competent Black Mental Healthcare, what does that mean and why is that
important? (Lesline McEwan, RP, MA – The New Covenant Apostolic Church – NCAC)
– A focus are for the Black Health alliance is the social determinants of health, what is meant by social determinants of health and its implications for Black community mental health? (Paul Bailey)
– The impact of the mental health on our physical health for Black Populations? (Dr. Somito Ibezi, MD)
– Can you discuss the impacts you have seen on youth mental health before COVID and what changes you have seen as a result at The New Covenant Apostolic Church (AEARA)? (Ronald Sharpe)
– Talk to us from the youth perspective how your mental health has been affected before and during COVID-19 pandemic? (Kadeem Veilleux-Vaillancourt)
Can you speak to the mental health and safety of workplaces generally for Black workers? (Helen Ofoso)

Round 2

What are your recommendations on support Black youth like yourself mental health? (Kadeem Veilleux-Vaillancourt)
What do you see as the key ways the federal, provincial and municipal governments can do to address Black Mental Healthcare? (Paul Bailey)
What are your recommendations for how doctors and the medical establishment can support Black mental Healthcare? (Dr. Somito Ibezi, MD)
What are your recommendations regarding how workplaces can support Black mental Healthcare? (Helen Ofoso, PHD)
What do you see as the elements needed to support Black youth mental health? (Ronald Sharpe)
What are your recommendations regarding what’s needed to support Black mental Healthcare? (Lesline McEwan, RP, MA – The New Covenant Apostolic Church – NCAC)
What can Black Canadians do when it comes to Black Mental Healthcare? (Group)

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Dr. Vibe
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